ISU defensive back Givens charged with possession of controlled substance

Dan Tracy

ISU defensive back Durrell Givens has been charged with possession of a controlled substance after being arrested early Saturday morning, according to Iowa Court online records.

Givens, who will be a redshirt senior next season, was arrested after Ames Police officers were dispatched to a large party at 1419 S. Grand Ave. in Ames. According to the complaint and affidavit, the door at the party was wide open when officers arrived, and there was a aroma of marijuana in the air.

When officers entered Givens’ bedroom they noticed a strong smell of marijuana. Givens then told officers there was a bag of marijuana in his dresser drawer, and he pulled out a bag with “a green leafy substance.”

After clearing out the party, officers arrested Givens at approximately 12:21 a.m. and transported him to the Ames Police Department where the 1.3 grams of the green substance tested positive for marijuana.

Givens was then transferred to the Story County Jail at 2:56 a.m. and was released later Saturday morning after posting a $1,000 bond.

Givens played in 11 games for the Cyclones last season, starting in three. The Long Beach, Calif., native recorded 31 tackles — 12th most on the team — to go along with a forced fumble, fumble recovery and two pass breakups.

ISU associate athletic director for athletic communications Tom Kroeschell told the Daily via email that Givens has been suspended indefinitely from the football team.