Mizzou football standout arrested for suspected drug possession
SPRINGFIELD, MO (KTVI)-Mizzou football standout Dorial Green-Beckham was arrested in Springfield overnight for suspicion of felony drug possession. According to Springfield Police, the sophomore wide receiver was one of three people in a car that was stopped at Sunshine and Jefferson just before midnight Friday for expired plates. It is unclear who was driving.
The officer noticed a strong odor or marijuana; a search turned up nearly a pound of pot and assorted drug paraphernalia. Green-Beckham, 20, along with Patrick W. Prouty, 20, and John W. McDaniel, 22, were all booked and jailed for Possession with Intent to Distribute -Marijuana, a felony. All three were released without bail early Saturday.
A prosecutor will review the evidence before filing charges.
Green-Beckham’s father stood by his son telling the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “We feel very confident that the investigation will result in no charges against Dorial. Dorial very much regrets being in this situation.”
Green-Beckham was suspended from the team for one game in October of 2012 after being arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Charges were later dropped.
Green-Beckham is a Springfield native and a Springfield Hillcrest High School graduate. He earned 2nd team All-Southeastern Conference honors this season.
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