Former EKU Professor Convicted of Drug Charge

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A former Eastern Kentucky University professor who resigned after being arrested on a marijuana charge has been convicted of trafficking.

The Richmond Register reports a jury found 63-year-old Larry Belknap guilty of trafficking in more than 8 ounces but less than 5 pounds of the drug after deliberating Tuesday for nearly five hours. They recommended a one-year sentence.

State police said officers arrested Belknap at his Richmond home after searching it and finding 8 pounds of marijuana.

Belknap testified during the trial that he grew marijuana for personal use and sometimes shared it with others.

Belknap was a tenured member of the university's Department of Recreation and Park Administration. He had taught undergraduate courses in subjects such as outdoor recreation, park management, and interpretive services. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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