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Virginia Tech basketball player charged with marijuana possession ahead of Duke match up

Virginia Tech will play Duke on Friday in Washington DC in the East Region semi-final game of the March Madness tournament.
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Virginia Tech guard Ty Outlaw, middle, vies for a rebound with Liberty guard Caleb Homesley, left, and Scottie James during the second half of a second-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Sunday, March 24, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

WASHINGTON — Virginia Tech forward Ty Outlaw is facing marijuana possession charges after an incident on March 21, according to court records. The charge, a misdemeanor, was filed on March 27.

Virginia Tech’s basketball team will play Duke on Friday in Washington D.C. in the East Region semi-final game.

WUSA9 left a message with Blacksburg Police, but as of Wednesday night had not heard back. We also reached out to Virginia Tech to see how this would impact Outlaw’s status on the team, but have not received a response.

Outlaw has a hearing scheduled for April 11.