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Former MSU star facing weapons charges

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Posted at 10:29 AM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-04 15:33:32-04

Former Michigan State University basketball star Keith Appling has been charged after allegedly bringing a loaded gun to a local strip club.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced the weapons charges Wednesday.

On May 1, Appling was reportedly observed pulling a gun out of the trunk of a car in the parking lot of the Pantheion Club in Dearborn.

Police responded and approached the 24-year-old. Police searched the car and found a handgun under the driver's seat, a loaded assault rifle in the trunk and a small amount of marijuana. He was placed under arrest.

Appling has been charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon, a five year felony, Possession of a Loaded Firearm in a Vehicle, a two year misdemeanor, and Possession of Marijuana, a one year misdemeanor.   

Appling just finished the 2015 - 2016 season with the Erie BayHawks, an Orlando Magic development team.
He played in 35 games and started in 34.