Report: Epps pleads not guilty to alcohol charges

Kentucky star sophomore Makayla Epps appeared in Marion County District Court on Monday where she pleaded not guilty to several alcohol-related charges, according to a report in The Lebanon Enterprise.

According to the paper, Epps, 19, was charged with possession of alcohol by a minor and having an open alcohol container in a motor vehicle. She has a pre-trial conference scheduled for May 11.

The police report said Epps and another female minor were parked in a car at Graham Memorial Park at 1:48 a.m. on April 12. The officer noted the smell of alcohol and found an open Bud Light in the back seat upon contact with the vehicle.

The report also noted that the First Team All-Southeastern Conference player had slurred speech and that a Breathalyzer test showed the presence of alcohol, but the report did not give a reading.

The 2013 Miss Kentucky Basketball from Marion County is coming off a breakout season at Kentucky, where she led the Cats with 14.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, three assists and 1.3 steals a game.

The guard was named a First Team All-Southeastern Conference player by the Associated Press and the league coaches.

About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at
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