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Detroit Lions' Mikel Leshoure pleads guilty to marijuana charge

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Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure has pleaded guilty to marijuana possession, two months after police discovered him with pot in his mouth during a traffic stop in southwestern Michigan.

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Leshoure appeared in court Friday in Berrien County, pleaded guilty and paid a $575 fine. Baroda-Lake Police Chief Gary Ruhl says "these cases are a dime a dozen," unless someone caught with marijuana is trying to deliver it. That wasn't the allegation in Leshoure's case.

A police report said Leshoure was a passenger in a car stopped on Interstate 94 in March. The officer reported seeing him chewing marijuana and noticed small pieces on his shirt. It's the second time Leshoure has been caught with marijuana in Berrien County.

Leshoure was first cited for marijuana possession Feb. 18. In that instance, he also pled guilty to a lesser offense -- using marijuana -- and paid a fine.

He missed the 2011 season because of a torn Achilles tendon.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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