Loucheiz Purifoy's warrant canceled

Updated: April 21, 2014, 4:04 PM ET
By Jeff Barlis | ESPN.com

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Former Florida cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy had an arrest warrant on drug charges canceled last week when his attorney agreed to have Purifoy cooperate as an informant for the Gainesville Alachua County Drug Task Force.

Purifoy, a prospect for May's NFL draft, was reportedly caught in March by the Alachua County Sheriff's Office on March 19 with marijuana and the synthetic drug bath salts, according to The Gainesville Sun.

He was not arrested in March because he agreed to work with the police, the newspaper reported, but a bench warrant was issued on April 4 after Purifoy reportedly could not be reached by investigators. Purifoy's attorney, Stephen Stanfield, filed a motion to quash the arrest last Wednesday.

Court records show the request was granted on Thursday. The Gainesville Police Department on Monday confirmed that it is conducting an internal affairs investigation into its involvement in the quashing of the arrest.

Purifoy, who is forgoing his senior season at UF to enter the NFL draft, had 24 tackles, two sacks and an interception last season in starting seven of his 11 games. He was suspended for the first game of the season for violating team rules.

Purifoy was arrested in February 2013 for misdemeanor possession of marijuana. That charge was later dropped by the State Attorney's Office due to insufficient evidence.

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