Ex-Michigan State player Keith Appling faces weapons charges

Posted at 4:07 PM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-04 16:07:28-04

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling faces charges including carrying a concealed weapon after he was found in possession of guns and marijuana in suburban Detroit.

The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says 24-year-old Appling was arrested outside a Dearborn strip club Sunday night. Club security called police after seeing a man pull a gun from the trunk of a car.

Prosecutors say Appling was in the driver’s seat. Officers found a handgun under the driver’s seat, a loaded weapon in the trunk and a small amount of suspected marijuana.

Weapons and marijuana possession charges were announced Wednesday.

Appling’s lawyer Cyril Hall says police were looking for a different car and that the search wasn’t legal.

Appling played for the Spartans from 2010-2014 and plays for the NBA’s development league.