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Kilgore College basketball player arrested on drug charges, kicked off team

Kilgore College basketball player arrested on drug charges, kicked off team
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Friday, February 1, 2013 - 5:29pm

A Kilgore College basketball player has been kicked off the team after he was arrested Thursday on drug charges.

Andre Jamal Horne, 19, of Newark, Del. was arrested just before midnight in his dorm on the Kilgore College Campus.

Horne, a 6' 4", 190 pound freshman guard, was caught with what officers said was a marijuana cigarette when the assistant director for student life did a “random dorm room check,” according to the affidavit for his arrest.

“The rules were broken, they (the coach and team) are following procedure. He is no longer a member of the team,” said Kilgore College spokesman Chris Craddock.

Horne, a rising star on the Kilgore College team, had played in 15 games and started three in his freshman season, Craddock said.

Horne was held Friday in the Gregg County Jail on a $1,000 bond.

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