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Former Moore Standout Arrested In TCU Drug Bust

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Devin Johnson was one of four TCU football players arrested in a 17-person drug bust on the TCU campus Wednesday (AP Photo). Devin Johnson was one of four TCU football players arrested in a 17-person drug bust on the TCU campus Wednesday (AP Photo).

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- Four Texas Christian University football players are among 17 students who have been arrested in a campus drug bust, including former Moore standout Devin Johnson.

TCU Police Chief Steve McGee said the students arrested Wednesday were caught in an undercover operation selling marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy and prescription drugs.

He did not immediately identify those arrested but says their names will be released later in the day. Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the four players arrested are Johnson, All-MWC linebacker Tanner Brock, All-MWC defensive tackle DJ Yendry and Ty Horn.

According to an arrest warrant for Johnson, he was arrested on a complaint of delivering marijuana of an amount greater than 1/4 ounce, but less than five pounds. The accusing officer states that in an undercover buy, he purchased 55.64 grams of marijuana from Johnson for $610. The officer went on to purchase marijuana from Johnson on two more occasions.

TCU head coach Gary Patterson released a statement to the Star-Telegram later Wednesday calling the player's actions "poor choices."

"There are days people want to be a head football coach, but today is not one of those days. As I heard the news this morning, I was first shocked, then hurt and now I'm mad," Patterson said in the release.

"Under my watch, drugs and drug use by TCU's student-athletes will not be tolerated by me or any member of my coaching staff. Period. Our program is respected nationally for its strong ethics and for that reason the players arrested today were separated from TCU by the University. I believe strongly that young people's lives are more important than wins or losses."

McGee says the six-month investigation was prompted by complaints from students, parents and others.

School chancellor Victor Boschini calls the students' actions "simply unacceptable."

Officials say all 17 students have been taken off the 9,500-hundred student school's Fort Worth campus and all four players have been removed from the roster on the team's website.

The Horned Frogs are set to join the Big 12 later this year in a move expected to be a boom for their athletic program.

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