Update: Approximately 5:30 pm
The stop was made after the arresting officer noticed the license plate tab on a 1999 Jeep Cherokee, driven by McDaniel, had expired in October of 2013.
The officer who pulled the vehicle over smelled an odor of marijuana. The release states after the search, the officer found "approximately a pound of marijuana and assorted drug paraphernalia."
Again, this doesn't prove anything vs. Dorial Green-Beckham, but would explain why the initial arrest was for the more serious distribution felony.
According to Gabe DeArmond of PowerMizzou.com, the Mizzou athletic department has a policy in place for felony charges. If a player is charged with a felony, there is a suspension until the issue is resolve. If a player is convicted of a felony, the player is booted off the team.
Update: 8:00 am
Springfield police confirms arrest was made but says it's an ongoing investigation and declines comment on any details.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) January 11, 2014
Springfield police spokesman says department has decided not to comment on arrest of Dorial Green-Beckham for drug activity until Monday— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) January 11, 2014
Update (approximately 4:50 am)
Sophomore wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was released from Greene County Jail in Springfield, Mo., early Saturday morning, according to a Cpl. Wilcox.
"(The release) probably means he wasn’t involved with what they thought he was involved in," Wilcox said.
Green-Beckham, a native of Springfield, was initially arrested for distribution or delivering less than five grams of marijuana.
The above link has since changed, very likely because Dorial Green-Beckham was bailed out, it now leads to a disclaimer reading:
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but prior to it's change, it looked like this: (screenshot courtesy of HZT Blog)
Distribution, delivery, manufacture or production of a controlled substance, violations and attempted violations, penalty.
195.211. 1. Except as authorized by sections 195.005 to 195.425 and except as provided in section 195.222, it is unlawful for any person to distribute, deliver, manufacture, produce or attempt to distribute, deliver, manufacture or produce a controlled substance or to possess with intent to distribute, deliver, manufacture, or produce a controlled substance.
2. Any person who violates or attempts to violate this section with respect to manufacturing or production of a controlled substance of any amount except for five grams or less of marijuana in a residence where a child resides or within two thousand feet of the real property comprising a public or private elementary or public or private elementary or secondary school, public vocational school or a public or private community college, college or university, or any school bus is guilty of a class A felony.
3. Any person who violates or attempts to violate this section with respect to any controlled substance except five grams or less of marijuana is guilty of a class B felony.
4. Any person who violates this section with respect to distributing or delivering not more than five grams of marijuana is guilty of a class C felony.
This is his second arrest while at Mizzou (from October of 2012)
To which I can only reply:
Looks like we have a very early entrant into the Fulmer Cup