Dwayne Bowe pleads to lesser charges in marijuana case

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RIVERSIDE, Mo. -- Prosecutors and attorneys have reached a plea deal in the speeding and drug charges against a Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver. Dwayne Bowe pleaded guilty to lesser charges of 'defective equipment’ and 'littering.' He paid fees and fines totaling $610 as part of the plea deal.

A Riverside city prosecutor and a defense attorney spoke to the media Wednesday afternoon regarding the case for 29-year-old Bowe. FOX 4 tried to ask questions to learn more about those 'defective equipment' and 'littering charges,' but beyond the quick three-minute statement, neither party would take questions.

The prosecutor said Bowe provided valid insurance and a valid ID to the court in addition to the $610 payment.

A Riverside police officer stopped Bowe for speeding last November. When the officer pulled the car over, he smelled marijuana and used a drug dog to search the car. The officer found a backpack with two containers that were believed to contain marijuana. Bowe and passenger George Thompson were arrested. A 'third passenger' was not arrested.

Bowe did not make an appearance Wednesday afternoon. He said in previous statements that he was 'racially profiled,' but took back that statement last Friday. He said 'instead' he was treated with respect during the stop. His attorney said the investigation did not end in the discovery of any marijuana.

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11 comments

  • caliboss

    the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

    “any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death” – cali secret 420

    from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

    20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary….nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states…even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice…no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol…not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

    Deaths by Alcohol and Tobacco: Millions
    Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
    Deaths by Guns: Millions
    Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
    Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever…they are killing my American family while denying freedom

    Marijuana Super Bowl, Marijuana on Easter Sunday (4/20), MARIJUANA 2014!!!

    love and freedom forever

    AMERICA’S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS! 33

    • Adam

      Where do your so called “facts” come from? Marijuana doe cause deaths. If you recall the story out of Colorado, a student died after eating a “pot brownie/cookie.” But I guess you would chalk that up to gravity or the ground, right?

      • caliboss

        dear adam, the kid jumped off the ledge…the marijuana didn’t jump

        if this is the only death in the 10,000 years of marijuana, it has nothing to do with marijuana..it should be celebrated even more…this death should be martyred, lol

  • Adam

    Admission of smoking weed at the airport-recanted. Joke! Supression of the drug dog alerting to the drugs-supressed. Shameful! Discovery of marjuana in his car (in a bag with his wallet) -supressed. Absurd!