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Laurence Maroney waives jury, will allow judge to decide drug case

4:30 AM, Aug 22, 2011   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK)--  Former Denver Bronco and New England Patriot running back Laurence Maroney has decided to let a judge decide the evidence against him in a misdemeanor drug case stemming from the football player's arrest earlier this year.

Maroney, who played high school football at Normandy High School, was arrested in January on a charge of misdemeanor marijuana possession.  He tentatively scheduled to stand trial before Judge Elizabeth Byrne Hogan on August 30th.

St. Louis Police issued the arrest near the Chaifetz Arena after officers approached several cars that were slowing in and out of traffic following a concert.

Further investigation by police led to officers smelling burning marijuana and the discovery of several weapons in one of the vehicles.

Several other people were also detained by police at the time as they investigated the ownership of the guns.  No charges were ever brought against Maroney for the weapons.

The 26-year-old Maroney is currently an NFL free agent after being released by the Broncos last March.

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