Jun 10 2013, 8:16pm CDT | by Poch de la Rosa
This is the latest developmentafter packages containing marijuana was mailed to their home on June 4, according to Tonya Sams of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. According to Sams, the couple entered the pleas in Rocky River Municipal Court by fax, according to Chris Perez's attorney, Terry H. Gilbert.
Police were informed about the packages after Rocky River postal employees called them saying they had two packages that smelled like marijuana. After a police dog confirmed their suspicisions, a search warrant was subsequently processed to scour their rented home on Parklane Drive.
Sams states the packages were sent from Los Angeles and were addressed to a "Brody Baum." It just so happens Brody is the name of the Perez family dog and Melanie's maiden surname is Baum.
Invesitigative reports also add Perez told drug agents with a search warrant that he had pot for personal use and pointed out two jars. When asked about drugs or weapons, Perez "volunteered to direct the officers to the location of it."
Outside legal experts say a misdemeanor drug possession charge typically is handled like a traffic ticket and might result in a fine.
the 27-year-old Perez, who is on the disabled list with an injured right shoulder, has played in 17 games in the 2013 MLB season. He has pitched in 16.2 innings, allowing 15 hits and four home runs for a 2-1 win-loss record and a 4.32 ERA, per ESPN stats.
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