A former player for the Chicago Bears announced through his attorney that he is planning to enter a guilty plea for the drug charges that were brought against him in connection to a 2011 investigation. Sam Hurd has not entered the plea yet, so he is still scheduled to stand trial next week.
Starting left tackle for the Chicago Bears J'Marcus Webb will not be charged with illegal marijuana possession, according to recent reports. The professional football player was pulled over about six hours south of Chicago when police checked the speed of his car using a radar gun and determined that he was travelling 11 miles per hour above the speed limit. A spokesperson for the police department said that officers found a small amount of marijuana in the player's car, but that they are dismissing the charges for possession of marijuana.
The United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of police officers seeking broader use of drug sniffing dogs in establishing proper probable cause for a lawful search. The decision overturned the state supreme court, which ruled that the search was not lawful and provided law enforcement officers with a checklist to justify a search involving a drug dog.