Arundel star Hibbs faces drug charges

The Baltimore Sun

Former All-Metro baseball Player of the Year Tyler Hibbs of Arundel was arrested last week and charged with marijuana and other drug possession, according to court documents filed in Anne Arundel County District Court.

The arrest has put the star pitcher's senior season in jeopardy.

"I don't know if he's going to play [this season]. I thought I was going to find out [yesterday]," said Arundel baseball coach and athletic director Bernie Walter, who declined to comment further.

Messages left on Hibbs' phone at his home in Odenton and his cell phone were not returned yesterday.

Hibbs, 18, has a baseball scholarship to Florida State and is a two-time All-Metro and three-time All-Anne Arundel County selection.

He was named The Sun's All-Metro Player of the Year as a sophomore, when he went 13-1 with a 1.20 ERA to lead the Wildcats to the Class 4A state title and the area's No. 1 ranking.

Hibbs went 6-2 with a 0.98 ERA last season and is 24-7 in his high school career.

Sun reporter Pat O'Malley contributed to this article.

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