Packers CB Sam Shields facing two misdemeanor drug charges

Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields is facing a pair of misdemeanor drug possession charges.

In a criminal complaint filed Thursday in Brown County, Shields was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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According to WBAY in Green Bay, police went to Shield’s home in October to investigate alleged drug-related activity at the residence based on suspicious package being delivered there from Colorado, where marijuana is legal for recreational use.

Shields answered the door holding a cell phone and a “blunt.” Police then searched the home and allegedly found more drug related items.

Shields, who hasn’t played since the first week of the season due to a concussion, had his initial appearance Friday morning, and his attorney entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. He’s due back in court on April 24 for a plea/sentencing hearing.

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