facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Bengals' Simpson pleads not guilty

Jan. 30, 2012 at 6:45 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
COVINGTON, Ky., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson pleaded not guilty to a felony drug count in a Kentucky courtroom Monday.

Simpson entered the plea in a Kenton County, Ky., court in response to charges he trafficked marijuana in excess of 8 ounces -- a charge that could draw a sentence of one to five years in prison.

He was indicted Jan. 19 after a September arrest.

Prosecutors say police intercepted a package containing 2 1/2 pounds of marijuana shipped to Simpson's Kentucky home from California. A subsequent search of the home turned up another 6 pounds of pot, police allege.

Simpson's bond was set at $2,500. A hearing was scheduled for Feb. 20.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
WNBA Game Summary - Phoenix at Minnesota
2
NCAA Game Summary - Alabama A&M vs. North Carolina A&T
3
UPI Sports Results for August 30, 2014
4
UPI Sports Schedule for Sunday, August 31
5
National League Game Summary - Chicago at St. Louis
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback