Former Jenks football player, Reese Leitao, arrested for allegedly selling prescription drugs

Posted at 4:18 PM, Mar 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-01 21:55:17-05

JENKS, Okla. -- A former Jenks football player was arrested Tuesday after allegedly selling and distributing prescription drugs.

Former tight and defensive end Reese Leitao recently committed to playing football for the University of Texas.

Students at the high school say Leitao’s arrest comes as a surprised, but Xanex being passed around the school is common.

“It’s unfortunate and it’s sad, because all these people have so much potential and they’re wasting away their careers and everything over something so little and stupid,” said student Kaylee McCrackin.

Levi Mullins says he never thought one of Jenks High School’s star athletes would be arrested for selling the drug.

“I was kinda surprised considering that he’s like he plays sports and everything, I figured he’d be a good kid I didn’t expect that at all,” said Mullins.

Police arrests Leitao Tuesday after finding 20 Xanex pills and roughly $1,300 in cash on Leitao at school.

Investigators say Leitao told them he was actively selling the prescription for cash.

“To be honest I wasn’t that surprised, because it is so common here and a lot of other schools, so it wasn’t that big of a shock really,” said McCrackin.

Jenks High school released a statement that reads, “We are aware of the situation and we are gathering more information. We will fully cooperate with law enforcement during this ongoing investigation.”

Leitao recently signed on to play for the University of Texas. Mullins says although Leitao made a mistake, he hopes he can still follow his dream. “I hope everything turns out okay for him, ya know he’s got a scholarship, that’s huge.”

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