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Former Michigan State football player Diego Oquendo busted selling heroin to undercover officer

May 29, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Former Michigan State football player Diego Oquendo busted selling heroin to undercover officer

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Former Michigan State football player Diego Oquendo reportedly sold heroin to an undercover officer on Thursday in Staten Island, New York.

Police said the 32-year-old Diego Oquendo, was taken into custody at around 8 p.m. at after he purportedly sold heroin to an undercover officer, according to a spokeswoman for the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Public Information.

Oquendo who played two seasons for the Michigan State Spartans, graduated in 2004 as an Advance All Star and a member of the undefeated PSAL city championship team, the New York Daily News reported.

He was working as an assistant football coach at Tottenville High School until the Department of Education learned of his arrest and terminated him from his position.

Diego Oquendo, 32, was busted Thursday during an undercover buy on Bloomingdale Road and Veterans Road West in Rossville. (FACEBOOK)

“This behavior is extremely troubling, and we’ve taken immediate steps to terminate Mr. Oquendo’s employment,” DOE spokesman Michael Aciman said in a comment to the Daily News.

He has been charged with possession with the intent to sell a controlled substance and three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Terry Kinnicut, 38, and Danielle Messerschmidt, 22, were also taken into custody on Thursday, along with Oquendo, at Kinnicut’s residence.

They have also been charged with possession with intent to sell a controlled substance and three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Oquendo is currently in custody on $10,000 bail.

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