Prosecutors in Volusia County, Florida, have dropped a misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge against Nebraska safety Antonio Reed.
According to court records, Reed successfully completed terms of his deferred prosecution agreement and no further criminal prosecution is warranted.
In Florida, first-time misdemeanor offenders are eligible for deferred prosecution. Reed, who turned 20 on Wednesday, and Husker wide receiver Stanley Morgan, 20, were arrested May 5 in Port Orange, Florida, on suspicion of misdemeanor marijuana possession.
Morgan was driving a 2013 Mazda sedan that did not come to a complete stop while leaving a 7-Eleven near Interstate 95, according to a charging affidavit. Reed was in the front passenger seat.
A Port Orange police officer stopped the car and smelled marijuana when he got behind the sedan.
The officer asked the car’s three occupants — Morgan, Reed and a woman — to get out of the car. The officer searched the car and found two backpacks, both with marijuana in them.
When asked by the officer, Morgan and Reed each claimed one of the backpacks and the marijuana inside.
Morgan said he paid $100 for about an ounce of marijuana while on vacation in Florida.
The marijuana in the backpack claimed by Morgan weighed 21.4 grams, according to the police report. Although Morgan was arrested on suspicion of a felony drug charge, the assistant state attorney filed a misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge — less than 20 grams.
The marijuana in the backpack claimed by Reed weighed 17.9 grams.
On Aug. 1, prosecutors dropped the marijuana charge against Reed, who had entered a not-guilty plea. The charge against Morgan, who also had entered a not-guilty plea, was dropped July 17.