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Ex-Runnin' Rebel accused of selling cocaine

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Patrick Savoy, 40, is accused of selling cocaine to an undercover Metro officer. (LVMPD) Patrick Savoy, 40, is accused of selling cocaine to an undercover Metro officer. (LVMPD)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A man arrested Wednesday in an undercover drug operation is a former University of Nevada, Las Vegas basketball player.

According to Las Vegas Metro police, Patrick Savoy, 40, is accused of selling cocaine to an undercover officer during at least two occasions.

In an arrest report released Thursday, Savoy had been under investigation by narcotics detectives. One sale, as described by detectives in the report, occurred on May 28 at the Terrible's Casino.

In that exchange, an undercover detective who was in phone contact with Savoy bought a quarter-ounce of cocaine for $300, according to the report. The report also showed police had followed Savoy to his residence after the exchange but made no action.

Police, in the report, confirmed the seller as Savoy during a previous deal when detectives obtained his driver's license photo. In all, detectives obtained 7 grams of cocaine from Savoy, the report said.

On Wednesday, police arrested Savoy during a traffic stop near Flamingo Road and Eastern Avenue.

An internet search showed Savoy had been a part of the UNLV men's varsity basketball team from 1993 to 1995. According to the UNLV athletics department website, Savoy had been a second team all-Big West Conference player in his senior season.

Savoy went undrafted in 1997 and signed with the Miami Heat as a free agent, according to realgm.com. Savoy was waived before the season, the website showed.

As of Thursday, Clark County Courts said a charge of trafficking a controlled substance has not yet been filed.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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