NFL Player Demetrius Harris Arrested For Marijuana…at 4:22pm

Kansas City Chiefs’ tight end was nabbed in Missouri during a traffic stop

By Habit 420
Oregon Cannabis Connection
The Kansas City Chief’s Demetrius Harris was arrested in Bates County, Missouri on possession of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia. He was the passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by Missouri Highway Patrol…at 4:22pm.

The Chief’s number two tight end has been a solid starter behind Chief’s star Travis Kelce. He has been with the club for two seasons making 20 starts and playing snaps in all 32 games. He had significant enough impact on the Chiefs for them to offer him a 3 year $6.3 million contract extension last year.

The Kansas City Star reported:

Harris, 25, was a passenger in a vehicle that stopped by the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Interstate 49 in Bates County around 4:22 p.m. He was taken to Bates County Jail, where he was booked and later released.

Possession of 35 grams (1 ¼ ounces) or more is considered a felony in Missouri, punishable by up to seven years in prison and a fine of $10,000. Charges against Harris are pending. He could not be reached for comment.

“He was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for a traffic violation,” Sgt. Bill Lowe told The Star. “The trooper recognized the odor of marijuana, and marijuana was located in his possession.”

The NFL is considering changing their disciplinary policies on marijuana but have yet to finalize any changes. Currently, NFL players are subject to urine tests in the off-season. They have an allowable limit of 35 nanograms per milliliter of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This limit was created in 2014. Before that the limit was set at 15 ng/mL of THC.

Since Harris was in a not-legal marijuana state—in Missouri its a felony to possess over 35 grams (a mere 1 ¼ ounces) of cannabis—and the punishment is up to 7 years in prison and stiff fines, he could be in big trouble. Charges are pending, but the law-breaking aspect of this will likely cause significant problems for Harris with the NFL and the Chiefs beyond a simple positive urinalysis.

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One thought on “NFL Player Demetrius Harris Arrested For Marijuana…at 4:22pm

  • 03/08/2017 at 8:16 am

    Another career ruined by the criminalization of a beneficial herb.

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