Ravens' David Reed's apartment investigated after call about 'possible narcotics'

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December 10, 2010|By Jessica Anderson and Jamison Hensley, The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore County police investigated the apartment of Ravens rookie wide receiver and kickoff returner David Reed Wednesday after getting a call about "possible narcotics," police said Friday.

"We did conduct a police investigation," at Reed's apartment in Owings Mills, said police spokesman Lt. Robert McCullough. He said police were called to investigate "for possible narcotics" and that "there was evidence seized but charges are pending further investigation."

Reed would not comment on the investigation.

"I don't want to talk about it," he said Friday at the Ravens practice facility in Owings Mills.

The Ravens said Reed would have a chance to talk about the investigation, but it's not clear when.

"We're aware of the situation. We've talked to him about it and he'll get an opportunity to explain the situation," said Ravens spokesman Kevin Byrne.

Reed, 23, was a fifth-round pick from Utah. He's just begun to make a major impact on the team since becoming the Ravens' kickoff returner five games ago. His biggest contribution this season was an 84-yard kickoff return in the Ravens' 37-13 win at the Carolina Panthers Nov. 21.

A Ravens spokesman said there would be no immediate discipline for Reed, who is scheduled to play Monday night at the Houston Texans. If he is charged and convicted, Reed would be subject to a fine or suspension by the NFL under the league's personal conduct policy.

The Texans will have had 11 days between their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Dec. 2 and the Monday night showdown with the Ravens. Coach John Harbaugh agreed with Gary Kubiak that the extra time helps Houston. "It's probably a big plus," Harbaugh said Thursday. "We talked about it. I think we felt like we had a little bit of an advantage in the Carolina week as well. They have more time to study. Twenty-four hours more is a plus, [and] they had four days more. So preparationwise, it helps them. It helps them healthwise, it helps them restwise. All those things are valuable."

Dreessen rising

The absence of Texans Pro Bowl tight end Owen Daniels (hamstring) the past five games has been mitigated by the emergence of Joel Dreessen, who is tied for second on the team in receiving touchdowns (four) and fourth in yards (399). With Daniels working to return this week, the Ravens have their hands full scheming for both tight ends. "They're real similar," strong safety Dawan Landry said of the 6-3, 242-pound Daniels and the 6-4, 245-pound Dreessen. "Both can stretch the field, and [quarterback] Matt Schaub looks to those guys. It's going to be a tough challenge."

Heap, Washington rest

The Ravens confirmed that tight end Todd Heap and cornerback Fabian Washington did not practice Friday. Heap has missed the past two days after he pulled his right hamstring on the first play of the Ravens' 13-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night. His status for Monday night is questionable at best, and rookie Ed Dickson could make his first career start in Heap's place. Washington was downgraded after being limited Thursday by a thigh injury. Cornerback Lardarius Webb was added to the injury report. He was also limited by a thigh injury.

End zone

Two-time Pro Bowl fullback Le'Ron McClain (sprained left ankle) fully participated for the second consecutive day. … Houston upgraded two starters in wide receiver Andre Johnson (high right ankle sprain) and defensive end Mario Williams (sports hernia). Both players had not practiced Thursday. Five other starters — quarterback Schaub (knee), right tackle Eric Winston (shoulder), right guard Mike Brisiel (shoulder), outside linebacker Brian Cushing (knee) and cornerback Glover Quin (hand) — fully participated for the second consecutive day. Daniels (hamstring) and Dreessen (ribs) also practiced for the second straight day.

jkanderson@baltsun.com

jamison.hensley@baltsun.com

Baltimore Sun reporter Edward Lee contributed to this article.

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