Reggie Redding, who helped the Villanova basketball team to a Final Four berth last season, is scheduled to appear before District Justice David Lang of Newtown Square on Aug. 20 on charges of possessing a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia - both misdemeanors.

The incident occurred at 1:51 a.m. Tuesday morning. He was arrested at the time by Radnor police and released.

Villanova security officers were investigating an incident involving a black car hitting a small pedestrian-crosswalk road sign on South Ithan Avenue. Radnor police were called to the scene by Villanova security officers, said John Rutty, police superintendent.

According to court documents, Villanova police were investigating a possible accident involving the sign and a dark sedan. Villanova Sgt. Brad Bergey saw a car matching the description backing into a parking space near St. Monica Hall on the Radnor campus.

He noticed damage to a black Nissan Altima, which records indicated was registered to Redding. "It was obvious the sign and the damage [to the car] matched," said Rutty.

Bergey also noticed a "clear bag containing a green leafy vegetable matter in the center cupholder" of the car, and a grinder.

Redding approached police at this time and identified himself as the owner of the car and said he had "just parked it at the current location," according to court documents. When asked, Redding turned over the materials, along with another small plastic bag of suspected marijuana in the car, to the officers, police said.

The materials field tested positive for marijuana, according to a statement from Radnor Police.

Redding "was not impaired," said Rutty. He said Redding was very cooperative with police and has never been in trouble before. He added Redding was very remorseful at the scene.

James Famiglio, Redding's attorney, said his client was in his dorm, saw the flashlights by his car, and came out. Redding, he said, is taking summer classes.

"He has two separate procedures he needs to be concerned about," Famiglio said. "One is the legal system and one is Villanova. He is going to deal with them both head on."

Villanova said it was investigating to determine if the incident violated its student code of conduct. According to the Villanova Handbook "use or possession of marijuana will result in a minimum sanction of disciplinary probation plus an automatic fine of $750, up to and including suspension or expulsion from the university. Second offenses will result in explusion from the university."

The athletic department is also investigating to see if additional team penalties will be imposed.