Earlier today, we learned that Packers nose tackle Letroy Guion had been arrested on Tuesday night and charged with a felony: possession of a firearm and marijuana. We're now learning more details about the arrest, and they do not paint a pretty picture for the free agent-to-be.
Several media sources, including Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, have obtained the official police report from Tuesday's incident. Here are some of the details:
The weapon that Guion had was a 9mm semi-automatic handgun. Said it was registered.— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) February 4, 2015
Frankly, that the gun was registered is about the only "good" thing that happened in this situation. You'll see what I mean as you continue reading.
(Note: as a few people in the comments have pointed out, Florida does not register handguns. This seems to be a gap in the story - we are not sure at this time if the gun is registered in another state that requires it or if this is just a mistake in the report.)
In addition to firearm and 357 grams of marijuana in his bag, #Packers NT Letroy Guion also had $190,028.81 in US currency, per the police.— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) February 4, 2015
In case you're wondering, 357 grams is equivalent to approximately 0.79 pounds. The amount of marijuana that, under Florida law, escalates a possession charge from a misdemeanor to a felony is 20 grams. In other words, Guion is reported to have had almost 18 times more pot in his possession than that limit.
Officer said Guion "extremely uncooperative & hostile." #Packers NT "kept coming towards the vehicle several times," worried about money.— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) February 4, 2015
As a reminder, Guion's contract in 2014 was for approximately $1 million, including his signing bonus, and if he had signed a long-term deal with the Packers, he would probably have been in line for a signing bonus several times greater than the amount of cash he had in the car.
And here is the damage. A photo from the report sent of the firearm/pot/money seized from Letroy Guion... pic.twitter.com/TGbkZJtbyI— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) February 4, 2015
Ouch. That's a big haul. Finally, we have the official charges laid out by the Starke Police Department:
Letroy Guion's charges: Felony: Possession of Marijuana over 20 grams Felony: Possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony— Paul Imig (@Paulimig) February 4, 2015
Seeing these details and the seriousness of this situation, it is becoming more and more difficult to imagine a scenario in which Guion returns to Green Bay in the future, especially since he could be facing substantial jail time if convicted on these charges. Stay tuned, and we'll bring you more information as we hear of it.