Georgia linebacker Natrez Patrick, who had a misdemeanor drug charge dropped earlier this week, also faces a January court hearing for an alleged probation violation after he tested positive for marijuana, a solicitor told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

According to the report, the drug test was administered after Patrick, who was on probation for an October misdemeanor marijuana arrest in Athens, Georgia, was arrested in nearby Barrow County, Georgia on Dec. 3 for misdemeanor marijuana possession.

That charge was dropped Thursday, and Patrick's lawyer told the AJC that Patrick passed a UGA-administered drug test within hours of the arrest.

The Barrow County arrest triggered a probation violation in Athens-Clarke County, and Athens-Clarke County solicitor C.R. Chisholm said the subsequent drug test was standard in such situations. Chisholm told the AJC that the positive drug test, which came a few days after the Barrow County arrest, was still considered "an allegation" that Patrick has a right to contest at the hearing on Jan. 11.