On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in Drug Charges on Monday, January 23, 2012

Drug trafficking charges are quite serious in Kentucky. Those who are convicted of the charges could face time in prison. One man who was recently charged with marijuana trafficking in Kenton County may find himself in double trouble since he could face punishment by the National Football League.

Jerome Simpson, a receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals, is facing the drug trafficking charges. Authorities have been investigating Simpson after a package allegedly containing two and a half pounds of marijuana was shipped to his home in September. When authorities searched his home, they apparently found an additional six pounds of marijuana.

Simpson was not initially charged, but recently, a grand jury indicted the football player on one count of marijuana trafficking in excess of eight ounces.

If Simpson is convicted, he could face up to five years in prison. In addition, he is subject to punishment by the NFL. Other Bengals players who landed in trouble with the law faced suspension. So far, the Bengals have not indicated what his punishment might be.

Simpson had his best year since joining the NFL. He caught 53 passes for 758 yards and four touchdowns.

Although authorities have been investigating the professional football player since September, they may not have the story right. Further investigation into the case may determine that Simpson is not guilty of the charges. Additionally, a deeper look into the case may show that police acted inappropriately.

When someone is facing serious charges, it can feel frightening and hopeless. However, it is important to remember that an individual is presumed innocent, unless proven otherwise in a court of law.

Source: Fox News, “Bengals WR Simpson indicted on drug charge,” Jan. 19, 2012