Naijiel Hale, son of the late Nate Dogg, was one of two Montana State defensive backs arrested in a drug sting for allegedly selling Xanax. Hale was charged with two counts of misdemeanor possession of dangerous drugs and felony distribution of dangerous drugs after a confidential informant for the Missouri River Drug Task Force arranged to buy some Xanax from Hale.
According to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the informant arranged to buy Xanax from Hale, but he was told to purchase the drugs from his "brother," teammate Darren Gardenhire. From there, Gardenhire sold him the Xanax at an apartment near campus.
After being arrested, Gardenhire told police that Hale was dealing drugs, but he wasn't. Another incident implicated Hale in the selling of drugs, as he allegedly arranged another deal for multiple Xanax. While he was present for this deal, according to reports, someone else handed the drugs to an undercover operative.
Hale's bail has been set at $25,000 and he has been indefinitely suspended from Montana State.