This past Sunday shortly before midnight, Dwayne Bowe, wide receiver for the Chiefs, was pulled over by Kansas City police for speeding 48 mph in a 35 mph zone. When the police officer approached Bowe’s car to collect license and registration information, the officer allegedly smelled heavy odors of recently smoked marijuana drafting from the interior of the luxury car.
The smell of marijuana provided reasonable suspicion for the officer to search the pro football player’s Audi A8 with a police dog. Two containers of marijuana were discovered, one held 6.6 grams of product and the other contained 3.8 grams. Bowe was arrested and charged with speeding and possession of marijuana. One of two passengers in the car was also arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.
According to the arresting officer’s report, Bowe admitted to smoking “a little weed” while at the Kansas City Airport. The officer also noted that Bowe asked him if the nearby Sonic fast food joint was still open.
-Apparently, Bowe and his buddies were stoned, hungry, and were in a huge hurry to get to Sonic before it closed at midnight.-
Bowe was released from jail on $750.00 bail and has his first court appearance set on December 18th.
Lucky for Chief fans, Bowe will not face any football league suspensions at this time for the possession of marijuana charge and will be allowed to play in this Sundays highly anticipated game against the Broncos. According to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Bowe will have his case handled by the court system before the NFL or Chiefs can impose any disciplinary actions.
Bowe is also lucky that he wasn’t charged with DUI (driving under the influence) of marijuana. Technically, the officer could have investigated the 29-year-old for DUI since Bowe verbally admitted to smoking “a little weed” and the officer smelled recently smoked marijuana inside car.
Since his arrest, Bowe has released a short apology statement to the public, “I apologize to the Hunt Family, Coach Reid, my teammates and Chiefs fans for the distraction I have caused the team this week… Due to the nature of the pending matter, I am unable to make any further comment on the situation.”
In Washington State, it will be legal on December 6th 2013 for all persons age 21 and older to possess any combination of: one ounce of marijuana, 16 ounces of marijuana in solid form or 72 ounces in liquid form, according to the Washington State Liquor Control Board.
Written by S.O