Chicago White Sox outfielder Dan Pasqua was arrested at his home in Dumont, N.J., yesterday on drug charges.
Pasqua was charged with two disorderly persons offenses of possessing less than 50 grams of marijuana and a smoking pipe, Bergen County (N.J.) Prosecutor John Fahy said.
He was issued a summons to appear in Dumont Municipal Court on Nov. 13, Fahy said.
Pasqua, a free agent, did not return phone calls to his Dumont home.
His agent, Alan Nero, called the incident an "unfortunate misunderstanding."
Bergen County authorities were notified that a package addressed to Pasqua had been torn open and might contain marijuana, First Assistant Prosecutor Paul Brickfield said.
The package, sent by United Parcel Service from an unknown point in Chicago, was delivered to Pasqua yesterday after a narcotics dog indicated it contained marijuana, Brickfield said. A search warrant was executed an hour later, he said.
Pasqua faces up to six months in jail and a fine up to $1,000, Brickfield said.
* Reggie Jackson's home was among those destroyed in the fires in Oakland, Calif.
The former slugger was preparing to move, he said, and he had spent the past several months consolidating his belongings.
"I was devastated, absolutely devastated," Jackson said. "I was in the process of getting everything gathered for the move. My baseball memorabilia, my art collection, my gun collection, my bronze collection.
"I don't own a tie. I don't own another pair of shoes, another shirt. It strips you. You're helpless. Defenseless. This is the most devastated I've ever been. The only salvation is I have my health. You don't recognize how important your health is."
Jackson was at the White House on Sunday, doing promotional work for an Operation Desert Storm fund-raiser, when the fire began. He was in New Jersey on business Monday when he learned that his house was among those lost.
He caught a westbound plane late Monday night, and arrived in Oakland early yesterday.
Jackson also has California homes in Newport Beach and Carmel, though his home in the Oakland hills was his primary residence. He was preparing to move to Carmel full time, he said. He also was considering a move from Newport Beach to Carlsbad, home of Upper Deck trading cards, a company for which Jackson was contemplating working.