2 Madison High School baseball players removed from team after drug arrest


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Arthur Paul Morales III

REXBURG — Two men were arrested and booked into the Madison County Jail on drug charges Thursday evening.

Arthur Paul Morales III, 18, was arrested on two felony charges of delivery of a controlled substance.

Another 18-year-old was arrested on one misdemeanor possession of marijuana. EastIdahoNews.com is not naming the other suspect as we typically do not report on misdemeanor marijuana arrests.

“We have been working on this case for quite some time and made the arrests following a controlled buy by some of our officers,” Rexburg Police Capt. Randy Lewis says.

Morales and the other teenager are seniors at Madison High School and both were members of the varsity baseball team. Morales’ father, Art Morales, is the coach.

A spokeswoman with Madison School District 321 says both players were removed from the team following their arrest.

Lewis says additional charges may be filed in connection with this case. Both men are expected to appear in court this week.