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Lions Running Back Mikel Leshoure Facing Felony Marijuana Charge

Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure is facing felony marijuana charges, according to the Detroit Free Press.

This is Leshoure's second marijuana charge in less than a month.

The most recent arrest stems from a March 12 traffic stop in which Leshoure was the passenger in a car pulled over by police. According to the Free Press, the police report of the incident includes these details:

  • Leshoure was "chewing marijuana" and the officer saw "small pieces of marijuana down the front of his shirt."
  • Leshoure complied when ordered to spit out the marijuana.
  • Leshoure admitted to smoking marijuana before the SUV was pulled over but said most of the substance in his mouth was potpourri mixed with marijuana.
  • The amount of marijuana, according to Baroda-Lake Township police chief Gary Ruhl, was only enough for personal use.

    Leshoure, a second-year player out of Illinois, missed all of his rookie season with a torn Achilles tendon.

    Leshoure was also stopped on Feb. 18 by Benton Township police and cited for marijuana possession. He pleaded to a lesser charge of marijuana use and paid fines totaling $485.

    Leshoure could also be subject to fines and/or suspensions from the NFL.

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