Lions' Leshoure appears in court on felony marijuana charge

Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure was arraigned on a charge of second-offense marijuana possession Wednesday in Berrien County Trial Court, where he demanded a preliminary examinaiton of the felony.

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Leshoure was released on personal recognizance and received a hearing date of May 15. The pre-exam conference is scheduled for May 11, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Leshoure probably wouldn't face jail time on the possession charge, but he likely will be placed on probation and fined, according to the Detroit News. The newspaper also reported he could be fined or suspended by the NFL under its personal-conduct policy.

Leshoure was in a car that was stopped by Baroda-Lake Township police March 12. When officers approached the car, Leshoure tried to eat the marijuana he was holding, according to the police report.

"My officer said, 'Hey dude, if you eat that stuff, it's going to make you sick,' " Ruhl told MLive.com on Tuesday. "And Leshoure said, 'I thought when the police stopped you, that's what you're suppose to do.' ... He's been watching too many cop shows."

The citation is Leshoure's second this year. He also was cited for possessing marijuana Feb. 18 and paid a fine after pleading guilty to a lesser charge of using marijuana.

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