New Orleans Saints defensive lineman and former University of Manitoba Bison David Onyemata was issued a misdemeanour citation Thursday for illegal possession of marijuana found at his apartment.

According to Capt. Jason Rivarde from the Jefferson Parish sheriff’s office, Onyemata’s residence was raided by police on Jan. 29. The search warrant was obtained following a tip to a narcotics investigator that “a quantity of marijuana products” could be found in Oneyamata’s apartment in Elmwood, a suburb located about 22 kilometres west of downtown New Orleans.

Marijuana, cannabis oil, marijuana edibles and hemp powder were all discovered during the search – all of which is believed to be for Onyemata’s personal use, according to Rivarde – with police noting that Onyemata provided his full cooperation in the operation. He was given a summons to appear in court at an undisclosed date.