Dorial Green-Beckham charged with marijuana possession, resisting arrest

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Former NFL wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been formally charged with resisting arrest and possessing 10 grams or less of marijuana.

Thursday’s charges, which are both misdemeanors, stem from a December incident where Green-Beckham was present while Springfield, Missouri, police executed a drug-related search warrant at a home.

According to a probable cause statement, officers were conducting surveillance outside of a home in the 600 block of East Grand Street on Dec. 19 as they prepared to execute a search warrant at the property. That’s when they say Green-Beckham showed up, parked his Cadillac Escalade and walked inside, carrying a bag.

A man named Keenan Brown was the target of the search warrant. Green-Beckham was not.

The Springfield Police Department’s Special Response Team raided the home about 15 minutes after Green-Beckham’s arrival, and Green-Beckham allegedly jumped out through a window, where he was then tased and arrested.

The statement says Green-Beckham, 26, had two small bags of marijuana in his pocket, weighing about 5 grams each.

Green-Beckham was taken to the hospital to be treated for a cut under his nose before going to the Greene County Jail, according to the statement.

The statement says officers then searched the home where they found more than 8 pounds of marijuana, 29 THC vape pen cartridges and more than $3,200 cash.

The statement says about a pound of the marijuana and the vape pen cartridges were found in what police believe was the bag that Green-Beckham brought into the residence, but he was not charged in connection with that product.

Brown, the target of the search warrant, was charged Thursday with a felony drug delivery charge in connection with the December raid. That charge carries a possible 10-year prison sentence.

Green-Beckham’s resisting arrest charge carries a possible 1-year jail sentence, and his marijuana charge is punishable by a fine up to $500.

The drug arrest has already cost Green-Beckham, who was recently released from the Greene County Jail on a 90-day sentence after the arrest caused him to have his probation revoked in a DWI case.

Green-Beckham was the country’s top high-school recruit coming out of Springfield’s Hillcrest High School in 2012 when he signed to play football at Mizzou.

After a tumultuous two years in Columbia, which ended with Green-Beckham being kicked off the team, he entered the NFL Draft in 2015 where he was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the second round.

Green-Beckham was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles and cut before the start of the 2017 season.

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