Former UNC Football Player Arrested By Wake Drug Agents

Members of the Wake County Sheriff’s Office’s Drug and Vice unit, with assistance from members of the Tactical Response Team, arrested 37-year-old Christopher Hawkins of Kinston earlier today.

Investigators said they witnessed Hawkins retrieving a parcel from a home in the 5700 block of Beargrass Lane in Raleigh. After a search warrant was obtained it was discovered the parcel contained marijuana and edible THC. The total street value of the drugs confiscated is $160,000.

Hawkins was charged with two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, two counts of conspiracy to deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hawkins was also wanted out of the State of Georgia for a probation violation for a separate drug related offense.

The former UNC football player received local and national attention in 2015 when he was arrested for initiating contact with UNC football student-athletes without being a registered agent.  Hawkins was booked in the Wake County Detention Center.