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Indians closer Chris Perez charged with misdemeanor drug possession for marijuana delivery

Jun 7, 2013, 10:10 AM EDT

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There was a lot of confusion earlier this week when police in the Cleveland suburb of Rocky River served a search warrant on Indians closer Chris Perez‘s house as part of a drug investigation.

Initial reports had Perez being charged with drug possession, but that was later amended to Perez simply being investigated for a package containing marijuana being delivered to his house. There was even some speculation that the place’s previous owners, who apparently had a lengthy rap sheet, were responsible.

Today most of that confusion has been cleared up, as NewsNet5 in Cleveland reports that Perez and his wife have been charged with a misdemeanor count of possession of controlled substance. According to police the couple had “a little more than a third of a pound of marijuana or 163.9 grams” delivered to their home and they’re scheduled to be arraigned on June 19.

Perez, who’s on the disabled list with a shoulder injury, has been released on bond.

UPDATE: Perez’s lawyer told Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that the couple will plead not guilty.

114 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. onbucky96 - Jun 7, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    He not a drug dealer, he’s a job creator. Pharmaceutical acquisition, storage, and transportation.

  2. joewilliesshnoz - Jun 7, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    Chris and his wife will be looking for real estate in Colorado in the near future.

    • tuberippin - Jun 8, 2013 at 12:04 AM

      I hear the Mariners could use some bullpen help

  3. brownsapologist - Jun 7, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    I can’t believe Perez owns a shirt with a collar!

  4. buffalomafia - Jun 7, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Maybe he bought it from Tim Lincecum?

  5. yahmule - Jun 7, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Give me a frigging break. Arrest some criminals already.

  6. trollingforjustice - Jun 8, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    man..i first glanced at that pic and thought it was Paul Mcartney

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