The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Jim Hannah is reporting that Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson was ‘indicted by the Kenton County Grand Jury for Trafficking Marijuana (over eight ounces but less than five pounds), which is a Class D Felony and is punishable by one to five years in prison.’ I think you will agree that anything over eight ounces we can all safely say, is not for personal consumption.
If you remember correctly in September of this year police searched his home after they claimed a package containing 2.5 pounds of marijuana was delivered there. Investigators claimed that they found six more pounds of marijuana at his home.
A narcotics unit devoted to detecting and tracking suspected marijuana shipments flagged the package, which originated in Eureka, Calif., at a Sacramento shipping center. California authorities then alerted Kentucky law enforcement agents about the package.
When the package arrived at Simpson’s townhouse in the 2700 block of Mansion Place, Simpson’s 27-year-old girlfriend Aleen Smith accepted it from the delivery man, authorities said.
Since that time the NFL said they would not take disciplinary action until the police had fully investigated the incident. It looks like the police have done so and have indicted Jerome with the Class D Felony. I have a feeling Roger Goodell will come calling shortly.