University of Missouri sophomore wide receiver and Springfield Hillcrest High School graduate Dorial Green-Beckham was booked in the Greene County jail overnight for suspicion of distribution of a controlled substance.
Investigators Saturday afternoon said the arresting officer stopped the a car driven by John W. McDaniel for expired plates near Sunshine and Jefferson Friday night shortly before ten o'clock. The officer said he noticed a smell of marijuana odor coming from the car. During the search of the Jeep, officers found approximately a pound of marijuana and assorted drug paraphernalia. Officers arrested Green-Beckham, McDaniel and another passenger, Patrick W. Prouty. None of the three face any charges resulting from the arrest. The three were released from jail a short time later.
Green-Beckham was suspended from the team for one game in October of 2012 after being arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Charges were later dropped.
Green-Beckham is coming off a breakout season in which he earned 2nd team All-Southeastern Conference honors registering a team high 59 catches, 883 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was one of the country's top high school recruits in the Class of 2012.
(Springfield Police Dept. Statement)
Arrest of Dorial Green-Beckham
Springfield Police confirm the arrest of Dorial Green-Beckham (M/B, 4/12/93) and two other Springfield men, John W. McDaniel (M/B, 1/27/91) and Patrick W. Prouty (M/W, 3/1/93), in conjunction with a traffic stop that occurred last night. The stop was made after the arresting officer noticed the license plate tab on a 1999 Jeep Cherokee, driven by McDaniel, had expired in October of 2013. When the officer made contact with McDaniel regarding the license plate violation, he could smell an odor of marijuana inside the vehicle. The traffic stop occurred near Sunshine and Jefferson in Springfield.
During the search of the Jeep, officers found approximately a pound of marijuana and assorted drug paraphernalia. All three occupants were arrested and booked into the Greene County Jail for Distribution of a Controlled Substance.
All three suspects were released pending further investigation and the laboratory testing of physical evidence. The release of suspects pending the filing of formal charges, and without bond, based on the outcome of a completed investigation and lab results, is normal procedure in Greene County for non-violent felonies and most drug cases.
The arrest of a person is merely an allegation and should not be presumed as conclusion of guilt. All parties are assumed innocent until a finding of guilt in a court of law. The case continues to be under investigation and no further details will be released at this time.