Texans receiver Jaelen Strong charged with marijuana possession

Houston Texans wide receiver was arrested in Arizona over the weekend.

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Houston Texans wide receiver Jaelen Strong was arrested and charged with marijuana possession Sunday night in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to a Scottsdale Police Department report obtained by NFL Media.

The former Arizona State standout was a passenger in a black Maserati being driven by ASU teammate and current Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall, which was pulled over for not having a visible license plate. When officers approached the vehicle, they detected a strong marijuana odor "coming from the inside of the vehicle," according to the police report.

"All of the occupants were questioned about the odor, if they had marijuana in their possession, and if they had a medical marijuana card," the report states. "Strong admitted that he was possession of some marijuana and advised that he did not have a medical marijuana card."

Strong turned over a cigar box that contained three joints and was arrested and booked at Scottsdale City Jail. He was later released on pending charges, while Randall and another passenger were released at the scene.

Strong, a 2015 third-round pick, caught 14 passes for 161 yards and had three touchdowns in his rookie season.