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Report: NFL Draft hopeful Loucheiz Purifoy caught with marijuana and bath salts

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Don't expect to see the Bengals calling Loucheiz Purifoy's name in the NFL Draft.

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Former Florida Gators cornerback and likely NFL draftee Loucheiz Purifoy was allegedly caught in March with marijuana and bath salts, according to Cindy Swirko of Gatorsports.com:

Purifoy was in the driver's seat of the car, which was a rental Buick from Tennessee, and was holding a marijuana joint, the warrant states. Purifoy was searched and two baggies that were later tested to contain a synthetic drug known as bath salts were found in Purifoy's pocket, according to the warrant.

That's just the beginning of the story, as a warrant for Purifoy was issue but later quashed because he agreed to be an informant, which has now triggered an internal affairs investigation.

The quashing of an arrest warrant for former University of Florida football player Loucheiz Purifoy, who was allegedly caught in March by the Alachua County Sheriff's Office with marijuana and synthetic drugs known as bath salts, will be the subject of a police internal affairs investigation.

A law enforcement source told The Sun that Purifoy, who has been projected to be an early-round selection in the NFL draft that begins May 8, was not arrested at the time because he agreed to cooperate as an informant for the Gainesville Alachua County Drug Task Force.

In a letter to Gainesville Police Chief Tony Jones on Friday, Sheriff Sadie Darnell requested that Jones conduct an internal affairs investigation into the possible involvement of GPD officers in the quashing of the warrant.

Purifoy was being projected to go as high as the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Last season, Purifoy started seven games and made 24 tackles, including two sacks, and an interception. This was after a promising sophomore campaign, but Purifoy has fallen tremendously since then, mostly due to off-the-filed issues.

He was suspended for the first game of last season for an unspecified violation of team rules.

Here's a nice scouting report from Big Blue View on Purifoy, who now is a Day 3 pick at best.