Astros outfielder arrested on marijuana charge
By SPORTS NETWORK
TAMPA, Fla. -- Houston Astros outfielder Jordan Schafer was arrested early Tuesday and charged with a felony count of marijuana possession.
Schafer was arrested at 12:34 a.m. in Tampa and booked over an hour later. He was released at 5:15 a.m. on $2,000 cash bond.
According to the arrest report, officers in an unmarked car smelled the odor of marijuana from a vehicle and saw the driver smoking a marijuana blunt. Schafer, the vehicle's driver, admitted to smoking marijuana and having more of the drug in his possession.
Police searched the vehicle and located a plastic container with 25.9 grams of marijuana. Schafer was arrested without incident and transported to jail.
Because the amount exceeded the 20-gram limit for a misdemeanor, Schafer was charged with a third-degree felony.
Schafer was traded from Atlanta to Houston in a package that saw Atlanta land outfielder Michael Bourn.
Upon learning of Schafer's arrest, the Astros released a statement and said they would have "no comment as this is a police matter."
Schafer appeared in 30 games for the Astros and in 82 combined games this season hit .242 with two homers and 13 runs batted in.