Cleveland Indians pitcher Chris Perez and his wife, Melanie, have been charged with misdemeanor drug abuse after a package containing marijuana was delivered to their rental home earlier this week. The charge is a fourth-degree misdemeanor, indicating that the amount discovered by police was small. According to the police report, the packages contained more than 9 ounces of marijuana. U.S. postal inspectors and members of the Westshore Enforcement Bureau conducted a search of the Perez home on Parklane Drive on Tuesday. Police said they searched the house after officials at the Rocky River post office said they discovered two packages that smelled like marijuana. After a police dog indicated there could be an illegal substance in them, law enforcement got a search warrant. Inside one of the Priority Mail packages mailed from Los Angeles was 6.2 ounces of marijuana concealed in four separate Ziplock bags, which were in two containers wrapped in a shirt, police said. The second package had 3.45 ounces in two Ziplock bags, two containers and wrapped in a white towel. According to a police report, at around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday an undercover officer dressed as a postal carrier delivered the packages, addressed to Brody Baum at the Parklane address. Brody is the name of the Perez dog. Baum is Melanie Perez's maiden name.
Indians closer Chris Perez, wife charged with misdemeanor drug abuse
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Jun 7