Jordan Schafer Arrest: Continuance Filed In Felony Marijuana Case

Astros outfield next scheduled to appear in Tampa, Florida court on November 28.

Astros outfielder Jordan Schafer received a continuance in a Florida court on Monday morning on charges of possession of marijuana (third degree felony) and possession of drug paraphernalia (first degree misdemeanor). Schafer is next scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County (Tampa) Florida Court on November 28, according to MLB.com's Brian McTaggart.

Schafer, 25, was arrested in October by Tampa police in October when his 2008 Land Rover was pulled over by an unmarked police car after officers reported the smell of marijuana coming from Schafer's vehicle, and witnessed the driver smoking it. 

According to the Houston Chronicle, the amount of cannabis in Schafer's vehicle bumped his charge to a felony status:

The 25.9 grams that the police report claims were in the bag exceed the 20-gram cutoff for felony charges rather than misdemeanor. Schafer also, according to the report, had three marijuana peanut butter cups in the car and claimed ownership of all the drugs.

Schafer started 25 games with the Astros after a midseason trade from the Atlanta Braves, and hit .245 with the club in 2011.

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