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USC football: No charges filed against Mitch Mustain

February 3, 2011 |  1:47 pm

 Mustain_300 The Los Angeles Times' Andrew Blankstein reports that former USC quarterback Mitch Mustain will not face felony charges in connection with his arrest Tuesday on suspicion of selling prescription narcotics.

Mustain, 22, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of a felony for allegedly selling Adderall, an amphetamine, to an undercover officer. But county prosecutors said they would not move forward with a felony prosecution because the substance sold to the undercover officer was "lisdexamfetamine dimesylate," which is not listed as a controlled substance.

In the filing declination, prosecutors noted Mustain passed off the substance he was selling as a controlled substance, which could potentially result in a felony filing, but given that he had no criminal record, they opted to send the case to the city attorney, who will decide whether to file a misdemeanor charge.

"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," officials wrote.

Read more: "No charges filed against ex-USC backup quarterback Mitch Mustain."

-- Gary Klein

 Photo: Mitch Mustain. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times