LSU baseball signee jailed in Georgia on drug counts

Authorities in Georgia on Tuesday arrested seven men on various drug charges, including one man who is a signee with the LSU baseball team.

LSU baseball signee Dylan Cade Williams, 18, of 17 Crimson Hill Drive, Rydal, Ga., was booked into Bartow County Jail on counts of possession with intent to distribute Schedule 1 drugs, trafficking Ecstasy, and possession of a firearm during Georgia controlled substance felony, according to the Bartow County sheriff’s jail media report.

A Bartow County Sheriff’s Office bookings deputy said Williams was still in the jail as of late Wednesday.

LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri said he was informed about the arrest late Wednesday night. He said he talked with Williams’ father Thursday morning but had yet to speak to Williams.

From the conversation, Mainieri said, it was his understanding Williams “happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

“It doesn’t appear to me that the boy has done anything he should be ashamed of,” Mainieri said. “I hope in the end it’s proven that he didn’t do anything wrong. That’s what I’m hoping for.”

Mainieri said he doesn’t know anything else about the incident.

“I have to let the process play out,” he said.

Williams, a hard-throwing pitcher out of Cass High School in White, Ga., signed a letter of intent to play baseball at LSU earlier this year after having previously verbally committed to Georgia Tech University.

“Dylan has the size and arm strength to emerge as a top of the rotation guy for us throughout his career,” Mainieri said previously, according to Williams’ personal biography on LSUsports.net.