Former Boiler standout faces marijuana charge at Valparaiso

Micah Bradford

A former Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School basketball standout was arrested for marijuana possession for the second time in 14 months during the weekend.

Micah Bradford, a member of the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team, was arrested Saturday after allegedly smoking marijuana in a storage unit outside of a home in the 300 block of South College Avenue, according to a Valparaiso Police Department report that was obtained by Valparaiso University’s television station, VUTV.

The report states Bradford was one of five people in the unit when a police officer investigated and smelled burning marijuana coming from within. A cigar package containing marijuana was dropped by Valparaiso student Nailah Bush as he exited the structure, and all five people were arrested for possession of 0.5 grams of the drug.

Along with Bradford and Bush, Bradford’s teammate, Mileek McMillan, as well as Darius Hamb and Isaac Roseborough, were arrested. According to online court records from Porter County that were filed Tuesday, the charge against each person is a Class B misdemeanor for marijuana possession.

According to the Porter County Sheriff’s website, Bradford was released from jail Sunday. A statement released by the university Monday said Bradford was suspended from the basketball team indefinitely for his second violation of the Valparaiso University Student-Athlete Code of Conduct.

In February 2018, Bradford also was arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession along with Bush. According to court records, those charges were dropped after the completion of a pretrial diversion program.

The junior guard, who is Bradley-Bourbonnais’ career scoring leader, missed most of the 2018-19 season because of a back injury suffered in a car accident. He played in one game and logged three minutes.

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