Drug charges against David Reed moved to inactive docket

February 18, 2011|By Baltimore Sun reporter

Drug charges against Ravens kick returner David Reed have been moved to the inactive docket by Baltimore County prosecutors, effectively dropping the case.

Reed was charged Dec. 8 with possession of marijuana. Lt. Robert McCullough told The Sun at the time that Baltimore County police were called to Reed's Owings Mills apartment to investigate "possible narcotics."

Though the case was set for a court date next week, prosecutors on Friday placed the case on the "stet" docket, meaning the case will not be pursued and will eventually be dropped after a year. Prosecutors have the option during that time frame to revisit the charges.

Had Reed been convicted of the charge, he would have been subject to a fine or suspension under the NFL's personal conduct policy.

A fifth-round draft pick out of Utah in 2010, Reed returned 21 kicks as a rookie for 616 yards and one touchdown. Before a wrist injury brought a premature end to his season, Reed led the league with a 29.3-yard average on kickoff returns.

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