Favre bonds out on felony drug charge

Published 12:42 am Sunday, April 22, 2012

The nephew of NFL star Brett Favre, Dylan Dewayne Favre, has bonded out on an $8,000 bond for a felony drug charge.

Dylan Favre was arrested early Thursday morning during a routine traffic stop for a missing tag light. During the stop the officer could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle driven by Favre. A probable cause search found about a quarter of a pound of marijuana that appeared to have been packaged for resale. Possession of more than one ounce of marijuana in Mississippi is considered a felony.

The deputy also found a box of plastic sandwich bags, digital scales and a pill bottle containing pink pills later determined not to be a controlled substance.

Favre was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and cited for no tag light.

On Friday, Favre stood before Pearl River County Justice Court Judge Donald Fail, who set bond at $8,000, Court Clerk Debbie Amacker said. Favre bonded out the same day.

Favre had transferred recently from Mississippi State University, where he was a member of the Bulldog football team, to Pearl River Community College where he was expected to be the starting quarterback for the Wildcats this coming season.

PRCC head coach Tim Hatten suspended Dylan Favre indefinitely after his arrest.

“It’s unfortunate, but I have to suspend Dylan indefinitely until I learn more on the situation.” Hatten said Thursday. “I text(ed) him Wednesday night after he had a great throwing session. He is the best quarterback I have ever coached, and I was looking forward to the 2012 season.”

Hatten described Favre as a fierce competitor, much like his uncle, Brett Favre. He called Dylan Favre a student of the game, an amazing athlete.