Packers' Kendricks charged with possession of marijuana

Posted at 3:47 PM, Dec 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-08 16:47:51-05

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Green Bay Packers tight end Lance Kendricks has been charged with possession of marijuana stemming from a traffic stop in early September.

The Journal Sentinel reports the 29-year-old Kendricks was stopped for speeding in the early-morning hours of Sept. 2. Though he only received a warning for driving 81 mph in a 70-mph zone, a state trooper said he smelled marijuana through the passenger window.

Authorities say a search of the vehicle produced a small, round Louis Vuitton toiletry-type bag containing some marijuana, two packs of rolling papers and a metal grinder. Kendricks first told the trooper he smoked all the marijuana in the bag before ultimately disclosing the leftovers.

The trooper referred potential charges to the Outagamie County District Attorney's office, who filed the possession of THC count Tuesday.