Found June 07, 2013 on Waiting For Next Year:
PLAYERS: Chris Perez
TEAMS: Cleveland Indians
Chris and Melanie Perez (via WEWS) Criminal complaints will be filed against Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez and his wife Melanie, per Scott Taylor of 19 Action News in Cleveland. Taylor reports, via his twitter account, that police have told him that  the charges are going to be for “misdemeanor Possession of Controlled Substance.” Despite rumors around Twitter all this week regarding a pound of the marijuana, police say that the amount was 163.9 grams, which equates to over a third of a pound (0.36 lbs.) While this doesn’t convict Perez, it is not good news. The best hopes for Perez and the Indians had to be that there would be enough doubt that complaints wouldn’t be filed. Many Indians fans and commentators seemed to be putting hopes for Perez to avoid trouble on some reportedly shady history of the home that Perez and his wife rent in Rocky River. As of right now, it doesn’t appear that Perez will avoid charges. According the NORML, who tracks these sorts of things, the charges for possession and cultivation for between 100 and 200 grams in the state of Ohio is a 4th degree misdemeanor. The penalties are listed as incarceration of “not more than thirty days and/or fine” and the fine amount listed is $250. What remains to be seen is if there are any other charges relating to the fact that the substances in question allegedly came in the mail. [Related: Chris Perez investigation, Tribe struggles, firing umpires and more with TD – WFNY Podcast – 2013-06-05]

Perez investigated for drug possession

Indians closer Chris Perez, currently on the disabled list, has been accused of receiving a “significant amount” of marijuana through US Mail at his home.


Perez, wife charged with possession

Indians closer Chris Perez and his wife have been charged with misdemeanor drug abuse after allegedly having 5.8 ounces of marijuana delivered to their home.

Report: Indians Closer Chris Perez Had Marijuana Delivered to Home, Under Investigation

It appears that Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez is in hot water — and not the kind of pressure that comes with protecting a one-run lead in the ninth inning. Though some of the details are unclear, Perez has been involved in some sort occurrence involving drugs. Initial reports indicated that Perez was arrested in Rocky River, Ohio on drug charges. However, later reports only...

Chris Perez – Guilty Or Easy Target?

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Cleveland Indians’ Chris Perez In Some Marijuana Trouble

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Indians' Chris Perez Gets Suspicious Marijuana-Filled Package in the Mail

This story made my day. Apparently, a "suspicious package" that was shipped to Chris Perez's house on Monday has alarmed authorities. City police and a regional narcotics unit, along with USPS postal inspectors, investigated said delivery to the Cleveland Indians closer's suburban home, according to Rocky River Police Chief Kelly Stillman. Some evidence was...

Chris Perez’ dog likes to party

You may have been following the story developing around Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez. Shortly after landing on the DL with a minor arm injury (and killing my roto team, which was relying on he and Joel Hanrahan for all saves…) Perez and his wife were reportedly arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Not exactly shocking (seriously, look at that hippie over there...

Indians disappointed over Perez case

The Cleveland Indians say the club is disappointed in hearing about the marijuana possession case against two-time All-Star closer Chris Perez. General Manager Chris Antonetti said Friday the club is taking the matter seriously and will let the legal process evolve. Perez and his wife were charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession in connection with two packages of pot mailed...

Indians Closer Chris Perez Arrested For Drug Possession

Curious what drugs he had in his possession. BREAKING: Indians closer Chris Perez was arrested for drug possession, Rocky River police confirm. More soon on — Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) June 5, 2013 Indians GM Chris Antonetti: “We have talked with Chris and are currently in the process of gathering additional information." — Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) June 5, 2013

Drug agents check Perez delivery

Drug agents are investigating a narcotics delivery to the home of Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez.

Perez charged with drug possession

Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez and has wife have been charged with misdemeanor drug possession in the shipment of just over one-third of a pound of marijuana mailed to their home.

Chris Perez investigation, Tribe struggles, firing umpires and more with TD – WFNY Podcast – 2013-06-05

There’s not much conclusive news about Chris Perez right now, and that took some of the wind out of our sails. Still, we had a conversation about a lot of the “what ifs” before getting into the real meat of the Indians’ troubles right now as they work through the hardest part of their schedule so far this season. The historical perspective and how the world will look at...

Indians pitcher’s home searched, drugs may be involved

Reports from WKYC of Cleveland report Indians RHP Chris Perez is the subject of an unnamed investigation.

Indians Pitcher Receives Home Pot Delivery

Poor Indians manager Terry Francona. He probably thought his own misguided dependence on chewing tobacco was the most he had to worry about. It turns out that one of his pitchers, Chris Perez, has been cited for receiving a "significant" amount of marijuana at his house. No arrest has been made, but it looks like the 27-year old will have some explaining to do to Tito,...

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