HOUSTON (FOX 26) - According to Officer Kevin Watts, with the Public Information Office of the Scottsdale, Arizona Police Department, Texans receiver Jaelen Strong was arrested Sunday night in Scottsdale for possession of marijuana.
Officer Watts said in a statement Strong was booked into the Scottsdale City Jail and later released pending charges with Maricopa County Superior Court.
Officer Watts statement reads as follows:
"On Sunday February 28, 2016 at approximately 11:59 p.m. officers with the Scottsdale Police Department observed a black Maserati driving with no visible license plate. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle in the area of 5th Avenue and Drinkwater Boulevard. The vehicle was occupied by three subjects- driver Damarious Randall and passengers Jaelen Strong and Brayon Colley. When officers made contact with the vehicle driver they detected the strong the odor marijuana coming from the inside of the vehicle. All of the occupants were questioned about the odor, if they had marijuana in their possession, and if they had a medical marijuana card. Strong admitted that he was (in) possession of some marijuana and advised that he did not have a medical marijuana card. Strong provided officers with a cigar package containing three marijuana cigarettes. Mr. Strong was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana. He was booked into the Scottsdale City Jail and later released pending charges with Maricopa County Superior Court. Mr. Randall and Colley were both released at the scene."
Randall is a cornerback with the Green Bay Packers.
Strong's agent, Ari Nissim, declined comment.
“The Houston Texans are aware of the incident regarding WR Jaelen Strong in Scottsdale, Ariz.," said Texans executive vice president of football operations and general manager Rick Smith. "We are disappointed in the choices Jaelen made to put himself in this situation. We will have no further comment at this time.”