Astros outfielder arrested on marijuana charge

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, Last Updated: 1:44 PM ET

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.


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