Ricky Feacher

Ricky Feacher 

A Crystal River man and former National Football League wide receiver and former substitute teacher and area coach is again facing drug charges after law enforcement agents say he smuggled cocaine into the Citrus County jail after being arrested Sunday and tossed them on the floor in a holding room.

Ricky Feacher was previously arrested in 2013 and charged with drug possession and resisting with violence. He was again arrested Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020 and taken to the county jail and the next day, Sept., 14, 2020, charged with drug possession, according to his arrest report.

On Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, the arresting Citrus County Sheriff’s deputy reported that he was called to the county jail following a report that Feacher, 66, had narcotics and left them in the jail’s intake room, according to the arrest report. The arresting deputy had on Sunday also taken Feacher to the jail.

The deputy reported in the arrest documents that when he arrived at the jail, staff showed him video of Feacher, of 684 NE 2nd St., Crystal River, standing in the jail’s intake room and a baggie dropping from his shorts onto the floor, according to the arrest report. The video showed Feacher holding a second baggie and dropping that also onto the floor.

The arresting deputy reported examining the two baggies and one was clean and empty but the second contained a white powder later testing positive for cocaine and weighing 0.33 grams.

The arresting deputy said he spoke with Feacher and Feacher said he saw the baggies on the floor, picked them up and threw them down again, according to arrest documents. Feacher also said the baggies were not his, according to the arrest documents.

The arresting deputy charges Feacher with one count of possession of a controlled substance and the bond was set at $2,000.

Feacher played high school football at Hernando High School, collegiate football at Mississippi Valley State and professional for nine years as a wide receiver with the  Cleveland Browns.

Contact Chronicle reporter Fred Hiers at fred.hiers@chronicleonline.com or 352-397-5914.