AMES, Iowa – A drug house charge against Iowa State University men’s basketball player Bryce Dejean-Jones has been dismissed.
Police were called to Bryce Dejean-Jones’ apartment complex at about 3 a.m. Thursday on a noise complaint. When they arrived they smelled marijuana, obtained a warrant and entered the apartment. Inside they found Bryce Dejean-Jones and three or four other people along with a small amount of marijuana.
Dejean-Jones was arrested and charged with hosting a drug house, a serious misdemeanor, as well as nuisance party and noise violations. The drug house charge was dismissed.
Late Thursday morning, the Story County Attorney announced that the charges against Dejean-Jones have been dropped.
Story County Attorney: "Judge didn't find probable cause to proceed with "hosting a drug house charge based on initial complaint"
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Police said they’ve been called to Dejean-Jones’ apartment at least five times already this semester on noise complaints. Police held a meeting with other tenants and Dejean-Jones to create a plan for dealing with the noise issue before police are called. That plan did not work and on Thursday morning police were called again.
Police say they’ve also reached out to ISU coaches this semester to discuss the problems the UNLV transfer was having with noise complaints.
The 22-year-old is averaging 17 points, seven rebounds and three assists a game for the Cyclones so far this season.
Fred Hoiberg's team face Iowa in the CyHawk game Friday.