Dwayne Bowe was arrested shortly before midnight Sunday on charges of speeding and possession of a controlled substance.
The Chiefs were on their bye week when Riverside, Mo. police pulled over the wide receiver for speeding.
A news release published Tuesday by the Riverside Department of Public Safety stated that after pulling Bowe over for driving 48 mph in a 35 mph zone, police detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the car:
"The officer then requested the driver and two passengers to get out of the vehicle. Once out of the vehicle the Officer explained to the driver, who owned the vehicle, that he was a K-9 Officer and that the dog would alert to an illegal substance. Subsequently, inside of a black bag the officer discovered the wallet of the driver and vehicle owner, Dwayne L. Bowe, and two containers that had 6.6 grams and 3.8 grams respectively of what is believed to be marijuana in them. Bowe was then placed under arrest for the possession of a controlled substance. The K-9 alerted to a black backpack and inside of that was found a container that had 4.2 grams of what is believed to be marijuana in it."
Bowe was transported to the Riverside Police Department and booked for speeding and possession of a controlled substance. He was released on a $750 bond with a court date of Dec. 18.
NFL Media's Albert Breer reported the Chiefs were aware of the situation prior to Tuesday and are handling it internally.
"It will be reviewed under our policies," Breer was told by the NFL.
Bowe was suspended in 2009 for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, which differs from the substance-abuse violation he might face after Sunday's arrest.