WICHITA (FoxKansas.com) -- Former heavyweight boxing champ Tommy Morrison is expected to return to a Wichita courtroom later this month to determine if he will face a trial related to a March arrest for drug charges.
Morrison, 42, appeared before Sedgwick County District Court Judge Warren Wilbert on Thursday, where he heard the drug charges that he faces, including felony possession of controlled substances and misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia for use.
Morrison was arrested on March 4 outside a Wichita gym after police found a pipe that contained marijuana residue inside his car, according to reports. Morrison has told reporters that the box was from a recent move he made and he was not sure what was in the box.
Under a county issued warrant, Sedgwick deputies escorted the boxer back to Wichita from his home in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., to face the charges Thursday.
Morrison was taken into custody in March after police arrived at the fitness center because of a suspicious person call. The day after his arrest, the boxer told the Wichita Eagle that he was sitting in his car meditating and reading the Bible before going inside the gym. It was not clear who made the call or what activity prompted it.
After his arrest, Morrison said he was released after posting a $4,000 bond, according to a broadcast report.
Morrison has said that he has a charitable foundation in Wichita that works with young children, which is why he was in town six months ago. The boxer told the court on Thursday that he lives in Tennessee and that he has little money.
He was being held on a $50,000 bond, according to the sheriff's department Website.
FoxKansas.com Staff Writer Alfred Charles contributed to this report. He can be reached at email@example.com.