The pound of marijuana police found in the back of a Jeep Cherokee Jan. 10 did not belong to the former Hillcrest High School star and Mizzou football standout, Dorial Green-Beckham.
So say the other two young men who were arrested that night.
Recently-released Greene County court documents provide a broader scope of the evidence against the two men and Green-Beckham, whose arrest prompted national headlines. It was his second marijuana-related arrest in about 15 months.
When the three were arrested, documents show Springfield Police held them in jail while pursing possible charges of felony drug distribution against all three.
The new documents reveal only one of the three, Patrick Prouty, admitted owning the marijuana. Another man, John McDaniel, told police that Prouty sometimes sold pot.
The Jan. 10 arrest came after an expired license plate led to a traffic stop near the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Sunshine Street. A Springfield officer reported smelling marijuana and witnessing driver McDaniel's hands trembling.
McDaniel told the officer, according to the newly released court documents, that he, as well as passengers Prouty and Green-Beckham had just smoked a marijuana cigarette made from cigar papers, known as a blunt.
The officer wrote that McDaniel consented to a search of the Jeep. According to the documents, the officer found two scales, a marijuana grinder and containers and plastic bags that appeared to be filled with marijuana.
Green-Beckham was patted down during the encounter and the officer noted no illegal material was found on his person, the documents say.
All three men were arrested and booked in the Greene County Jail.
At about 2 a.m. on Jan. 11, Prouty was the first to be interviewed.
According to the documents, Prouty claimed ownership of the marijuana. Prouty claimed the drugs amounted to only one-half pound and he had no intention to sell it.
"Prouty stated that he smokes 'a lot of weed,'" the officer wrote. He claimed he smoked an ounce of marijuana a night and all the drug was for personal use.
McDaniel, who was interviewed next, said he believed Prouty did sell marijuana. McDaniel allegedly admitted to having about one gram of marijuana in his glove box but the large amount was Prouty's.
Green-Beckham, known to Mizzou football fans as 'DGB,' said also that the marijuana was not his.
Green-Beckham reportedly told police that he smelled marijuana when he got into the vehicle but he never saw it, smoked it, knew how much was there or who it belongs to.
He was only in the Jeep to get a ride to a friend's house, the documents, used to get a search warrant, say.
Approval for the search was given to seize the cell phone data from Prouty and McDaniel's cell phones.
There's no indication in the documents of any attempt to search Green-Beckham's phone.
Greene County prosecutors, who will decide if charges are filed in the investigation, have not yet received results of the police investigation. Police today said they continue to wait for lab results.
In 2012, Green-Beckham was arrested with two others in a parking lot in Columbia after a police officer said he smelled marijuana. Green-Beckham was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana but that charge was later dropped.