Posted November 12, 2013

Police: Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe arrested for speeding, pot possession

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Dwayne Bowe was arrested for speeding and possession of marijuana. (Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)

Dwayne Bowe was arrested for speeding and possession of marijuana. (Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)

Police confirmed on Tuesday morning that an officer arrested Chiefs’ wide receiver Dwayne Bowe on Sunday for speeding and possession of marijuana, according to FOX4 in Kansas City.

The unbeaten Chiefs, coming off their bye week, play the 8-1 Broncos this weekend.

The Riverside (Mo.) Police Department released the following statement via Fox4KC:

Shortly before midnight on November 10th a Riverside Police Officer was parked on West Platte Road and NW Business Park using radar to check for speed violations when a black, 2011 Audi A8 registered a speed of 48 mph in a 35 mph zone.  The police officer, in a marked police car, subsequently stopped the car on West Platte Road at Riverside Street.

While questioning the driver the Officer detected a strong odor of marijuana from inside of the vehicle.  The officer then requested the driver and two passengers to get out of the vehicle.  Once out of the vehicle the Officer explained to the driver, who owned the vehicle, that he was a K-9 Officer and that the dog would alert to an illegal substance.  Subsequently, inside of a black bag the officer discovered the wallet of the driver and vehicle owner,  Dwayne L. Bowe, and two containers that had 6.6 grams and 3.8 grams respectively of what is believed to be marijuana in them.  Bowe was then placed under arrest for the possession of a controlled substance.  The K-9 alerted to a black backpack and inside of that was found a container that had 4.2 grams of what is believed to be marijuana in it.

One of the passengers, George A. Thompson, said the backpack belonged to him.  Subsequent to his arrest for possession of a controlled substance, Thompson was searched and on his person two hand rolled cigarettes, containing what is believed to be 2.2 grams of marijuana were also found.

Bowe and Thompson were both transported to the Riverside Police Department for booking on the following municipal charges:  Bowe for speeding and possession of a controlled substance with a bond of $750; Thompson for the possession of a controlled substance with a bond of $500.  The third passenger in the car, who was not charged, posted bond for both men, and they were released with a court date of December 18, 2013.

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8 comments
GOSFIELD
GOSFIELD

booze = impaired judgment + coppers

pot = impaired judgment + coppers

booze+pot = impaired judgment+coppers

These equations are tested thousands of times a day.

If you follow the rules of the road you get to drive from point A to point B without incident.

If you don't. . . . .


BlueZoo
BlueZoo

I can't believe these players drive and carry!  How stupid are you guys? 

stinky1
stinky1

Hire a driver, or better yet, stay at home!

espnrefugee0218
espnrefugee0218

I bet his weed came from Denver or somewhere in CO.   Whammy! GO BRONCOS

Listening
Listening

What a wide receiver was arrested for weed????  It does not matter.  He KNOWS it will be a slap on the wrist.  Big deal.  Puffing the herb puffing the herb........  He can look at the judge and say "How you gonna charge me with this.  I catch footballs in the NFL for a living".

AB1982
AB1982

Someone tell Bowe, one of the most important things about being a receiver is timing.

JasonFlook
JasonFlook

Bowed was finally targeted, and caught something!

bhayes420
bhayes420

@Listening Yeah, and this is, I think, his second trip into the NFL's substance abuse program.  The judge might slap him on the wrist, but he's fixing to get knocked into next week by the NFL commish.