Former Griz hoops player accused of selling Adderall pills

2014-07-30T06:37:00Z 2014-07-31T14:43:03Z Former Griz hoops player accused of selling Adderall pillsBy KATHRYN HAAKE Missoulian The Billings Gazette
July 30, 2014 6:37 am  • 

MISSOULA — A former Montana Grizzlies basketball player faces felony charges for allegedly selling prescription drugs to undercover Missoula police officers.

Eric Taylor Hutchison, 24, is charged with one count of criminal distribution of dangerous drugs and is scheduled to enter his plea at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Missoula County District Court.

According to the affidavit filed by Deputy County Attorney Jason Marks, a confidential source contacted Detective Dean Chrestenson and informed him Hutchison was offering to sell Adderall.

The Missoula Drug Task Force set up a controlled buy and Hutchison allegedly sold Adderall twice to undercover law enforcement officers, receiving cash for the pills.

During an interview with law enforcement in May, Hutchison reportedly confessed to selling approximately 1,000 tablets at $5 per pill.

A 6-foot-9 center, Hutchison started for the University of Montana in all but 10 games since 2012.

He started in 21 of 29 games last season, averaging 3.8 points and almost two rebounds per contest. The team posted a 17-13 record.

He also started in 27 of 29 games during the 2012-13 season and was seventh on the team in rebounding. During the 2010-11 season, Hutchison played in 17 games and redshirted during the 2009-10 season his freshman year.

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