As reported by the Washington City Paper, Curtis Malone, the co-founder and president of DC Assault, has been arrested after a year-long DEA investigation indicated that he is a part of a D.C. drug ring. DEA agents found what is believed to be 100 grams of heroin and one kilo of cocaine in Malone's house.
DC Assault is a prestigious youth basketball program that has helped shepherd many D.C.-area AAU players into successful college and pro careers. As president of the program, Malone acted as a kind of power-broker in the basketball world, helping to put his players in touch with college recruiters and coaches. The list of DC Assault alumni includes NBA players Andris Biedrins, Jeff Green, Keith Bogans, James White, and Nolan Smith.
According to prosecutors, undercover DEA agents were able to make a number of heroin purchases from a dealer who worked with Malone, and found a kilo of cocaine in the car of an alleged customer who had just left Malone's home.
Malone was convicted on drug trafficking charges in 1991.