No Charges For Ex-USC QB In Prescription Drugs Bust

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Prosecutors declined Thursday to file a felony case against former USC quarterback Mitch Mustain, who was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of selling prescription drugs.

“Given that Mustain has no record, and that this is his first contact with law enforcement, it is appropriate that it be referred to the City Attorney’s Office for misdemeanor consideration,” Deputy District Attorney Andrew P. Reynolds wrote in a charge evaluation worksheet.

The prosecutor noted that the substance that was allegedly offered for sale was adderrall, which is an amphetamine, but that the substance allegedly sold to the undercover officer was lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, which is not listed in the schedules of controlled substances.

Mustain was freed on bail following his arrest about 8 p.m. Tuesday by detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Valley Station.

He played mostly in a backup capacity at USC, and was expected to participate in the NFL draft this year.

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