Posted on: October 4, 2011 12:16 pm

Astros' Schafer arrested for marijuana felony

By Evan Brunell

SchaferJordan Schafer of the Astros has been arrested with third-degree felony marijuana possession, the Houston Chronicle writes.

According to a police report, Schafer was pulled over in a 2008 Land Rover with an expired Mississippi license plate after pulling up next to an unmarked police vehicle. (Schafer played in the Braves’ minor league system in Mississippi.)

The report said the driver’s and passenger’s side windows were partially down with a “strong odor of marijuana” coming from the vehicle. Schafer was also said in the report to have a joint in his hand. The police conducted a traffic stop for the expired plate and found a clear plastic bag with a leafy substance that tested positive as marijuana.

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.

25.9 grams equates to about 0.9 ounces, which is under the legal limit of one ounce in many states. The arrest came outside the Cheesecake Factory, where he was arrested at 12:28 a.m., and was later released on $2,000 bond. While Schafer didn't give the police his employer, it is no secret he plays for the Astros, coming over in a trade-deadline deal for Michael Bourn. Schafer hit .242/.309/.315 across 337 total plate appearances with 22 stolen bases, missing time with a broken hand.

Schafer was previously suspended 50 games in 2009 for HGH use. He was never tested for it or even found to have purchased it, but enough evidence was gathered by MLB to suspend Schafer, who denied using HGH.

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Posted on: October 29, 2010 7:44 pm

Cubs bullpen catcher busted for pot

If a bullpen catcher is in the news, it's doubtful it's for anything good.

And so we have Cubs bullpen catcher Corey Miller. On Saturday, he was ticketed for suspicion of possession of marijuana while driving a truck that had 8.4 pounds of marijuana in it in Lincoln, Neb.

A woman with Miller in the truck, Maria Myaskovsky, was arrested of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. The Lincoln Journal Star has the story .

Making things better -- the two -- who Miller said were newly married and driving back to Chicago from California, had an infant in the truck as well. Myaskovsky said she was Miller's fiance -- so either they haven't gotten married yet, or she was so baked she doesn't remember it.

Anyway, the cop found some weed and a pipe in a plastic baby formula bag and then the 8.4 pounds in a suitcase with men's clothes.

"With the circumstances at hand, Maria was jailed and Corey was cited and released due to the infant in the vehicle and needing someone to care for the child," the police affidavit states.

Myakovsky pleaded not guilty and posted bail.

When the team was contacted, media relations director Peter Chase said, "Corey is a contracted associate without eh Cubs, and his contract expires Nov. 1," Chase said told the newspaper. "We're currently in a fact-finding stage and obviously this would be a matter we would take very seriously."

Looks like Miller will soon be a ex-bullpen catcher for the Cubs.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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