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Published July 21, 2012, 08:56 AM

Judge blocks evidence against former UND player

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A judge has thrown out evidence found in the bedroom of a former University of North Dakota football player facing drug charges.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A judge has thrown out evidence found in the bedroom of a former University of North Dakota football player facing drug charges.

Mitchell Goertz is charged with possession of the prescription drug Adderall and possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana. He has pleaded not guilty.

The 23 year-old Goertz, a former linebacker, was arrested when police executed a search warrant at the house he shared with at least three other men. Two of the men are facing charges of possession of anabolic steroids.

Judge Joel Medd ruled Friday that it was clear Goertz had his own separate bedroom and had a reasonable expectation of privacy.

Goertz's attorney, Blake Hankey, tells the Grand Forks Herald he believes the case will be dismissed.

Prosecutors were not available for comment.

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