Detectives were working an unrelated case around 7th Avenue and Polk in Eugene when they spotted Lyerla in a vehicle, apparently snorting a white powdery substance.
Andrew Greif from the Oregonian summarized what happened next.
Sheriff's report: Lyerla then admitted to using and possessing cocaine. Returned to apt. with officers to continue investigation, then ran.— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) October 24, 2013
Lyerla then ran into a neighboring apartment. He was arrested after he emerged from the residence and was then transported to Lane County Jail.
This is Colt Lyerla's mug shot, per the Lane County Sheriff's Office. pic.twitter.com/wbG9hfZZZ8— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) October 24, 2013
Oregon Ducks receiver Josh Huff has weighed in on the situation.
My heart just dropped. Shit so sad mannn....dude has all the talent in the world. Pray that God gives him the strength— Huff 2Live (@Huff_Era_1) October 24, 2013
We'll have more on this story as it develops.