Holmes faces drug charges

Published 11:25 pm Saturday, October 25, 2008

Pittsburgh Steelers receiver and former Ohio State player Santonio Holmes will be charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession after a traffic stop in which police smelled burning marijuana and found marijuana-filled cigars in his car.

‘‘He’s going to be summoned,’’ said police Sgt. R. Griffith, meaning Holmes was not arrested after the incident Thursday, but will receive notice of the charge in the mail.

The charge, possession of a small amount of marijuana, is punishable by up to a year in jail but probation or a fine is common in most cases.

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