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Police: Indians closer Perez, charged with marijuana possession, mentioned 'personal use'

06/07/2013 09:57 EDT | Updated 08/07/2013 05:12 EDT
CLEVELAND - Police say Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez, who is charged with misdemeanour marijuana possession, told drug agents he had pot in his home for personal use and pointed out two jars.

The details were disclosed in reports released Friday by police in the Cleveland suburb of Rocky River.

The reports say police, tipped off to suspicious packages by postal inspectors, arranged a delivery Tuesday under surveillance and Melanie Perez accepted two packages.

According to the reports, a later house search under warrant began while Perez and his wife, also charged, were out for lunch and a movie. A baby sitter was caring for two children.

Police say Perez returned home and mentioned personal marijuana use.

Defence attorney Terry Gilbert says the two will plead not guilty and expect a favourable outcome.

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