Chief's WR Bowe arrested for controlled substance

Published On: Dec 24 2013 02:53:18 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 12 2013 11:45:59 AM CST
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(KCTV) - The week of the Kansas City Chief's biggest game of the season, and wide receiver Dwayne Bowe has been arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

It was supposed to be a week off for Chiefs coach Andy Reid, the one time during the grueling 17-week season where there are hardly any practices and no stressful game.

Riverside police said an officer was parked on West Platte Road and Northwest Business Park shortly before midnight Sunday using radar to check for speeders.

Officers said Bowe's black, 2011 Audi A8 registered a speed of 48 mph in a 35 mph zone. The officer then stopped his car on West Platte Road at Riverside Street.

Authorities said while questioning the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana from inside of the vehicle. The officer then requested Bowe and two passengers to get out of the vehicle.

Once out of the vehicle the officer explained to Bowe, who owned the vehicle, that he was a K-9 officer and that the dog would alert to an illegal substance.

The officer then discovered a black bag with two containers that had 6.6 grams and 3.8 grams respectively of what is believed to be marijuana in them.

Bowe was placed under arrest for the possession of a controlled substance.

The K-9 alerted to a black backpack and inside of that was found a container that had 4.2 grams of what is believed to be marijuana in it.

Riverside police said one of the passengers, George A. Thompson, said the backpack belonged to him.

After arrested for possession of a controlled substance, police said Thompson was searched and police found two hand rolled cigarettes, containing what is believed to be 2.2 grams of marijuana.

Bowe and Thompson were both transported to the Riverside Police Department for booking on municipal charges.

Bowe was held on a $750 bond. Thompson was charged with possession of a controlled substance and held on a $500 bond.

The third passenger in the car, who was not charged, posted bond for both men and they were released with a court date of Dec. 18.

The Chiefs have not said yet if Bowe will play Sunday in the AFC West showdown against the Denver Broncos.