Former WKU wide receiver Nacarius Fant arrested for trafficking cocaine

Wide receiver Nacarius Fant (1) jumps over Old Dominion University punter Bailey Cate (96) during WKU’s 59-24 win over ODU on Saturday, Oct. 22, in Houchens-Smith Stadium. Brendan O’Hern/HERALD

Jeremy Chisenhall

Former WKU football standout Nacarius Fant was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance Tuesday, according to the Warren County Regional Jail database

Fant, 22, was arrested by the Warren County Drug Task Force. He was charged with trafficking greater than four grams of cocaine, according to a press release from the Drug Task Force. 

The arrest came after a six-week investigation, according to the release. The Drug Task Force completed four drug purchases with Fant in that time. 

Kentucky State Police assisted with the arrest during a traffic stop at Chestnut Street and Regents Avenue at 1:35 p.m. Fant was arrested without incident. In addition to cocaine, officers found $502 in cash. 

He was processed at the Warren County Regional Jail at 2:38 p.m., and is being held there without bond. 

Fant totaled 1,273 receiving yards in his time at WKU, capped off by a senior season in which he caught 74 passes for 704 yards and four touchdowns, all career highs.

Fant was also a star at Bowling Green High School, where he set every receiving record for the school, won three state championships and was named Kentucky’s Mr. Football in 2013. 

A court date has not yet been set for Fant’s case. He will appear in front of the Warren County Grand Jury, the Drug Task Force said. 

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