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Prosecutors dismiss drug charge against Packers' Jolly but could refile

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HOUSTON -- Prosecutors have dismissed a drug charge against Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Johnny Jolly but say they expect to refile the case.

Johnny Jolly , DT
Green Bay Packers

Career Statistics
Games/Starts: 32/23
Tackles: 74
Sacks: 1

Jolly, 26, was scheduled to go to trial Friday on a felony drug possession charge after he was arrested in July 2008 for allegedly having at least 200 grams of codeine.

Harris County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Donna Hawkins said the case was dismissed Thursday so technicians at the Houston Police Department crime laboratory could become proficient with a new piece of equipment that measures the amount of codeine in a submitted sample and learn to testify about its results.

Prosecutors expect to refile the case within the next three months.

Jolly's attorney didn't immediately return a phone call seeking comment Thursday.

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