SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -An arraignment for Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda was put on hold Tuesday while prosecutors seek more information about his traffic stop and the substances found in the car he was driving.
Last week, prosecutors said they were waiting for laboratory results to identify a white powder found inside the car. A field test administered by the California Highway Patrol identified the powder as cocaine, but Cepeda described it as methamphetamine, according to the CHP.
Prosecutors also had not determined whether the 69-year-old Cepeda or someone else owned the 2001 Lexus he was driving.
The former San Francisco Giants slugger was pulled over May 1 after the CHP clocked him driving 83 mph in a 65 mph zone about 40 miles northeast of San Francisco. He was arrested after the officer discovered marijuana and the white powder.
Cepeda's attorney, Ted Cassman, has said the marijuana was for medicinal use by a family member with diabetes. He has not explained the white powder.
In its report to prosecutors, the highway patrol recommended that Cepeda be charged with one felony count of possessing a controlled substance. In addition to the speeding violation, the CHP also recommended two misdemeanor charges, for possession of a syringe and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

Recent MLB Discussions

dod 1st 5 thats it on Thu, Oct 2016 by Timmy1961
dod/cubs on Thu, Oct 2016 by Michael Cash
mlb early play on Wed, Oct 2016 by sharkey11

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail North Siders' bats rise as NCLS progresses Anthony Rizzo is still batting well below .200 in the playoffs. Yet the Chicago first baseman seems to be heating up at precisely...
Thumbnail Hosts ask Urias to give them 3-1 NLCS edge Tonight, Julio Urias will make history in Game 4 of the NLCS. The Dodgers simply hope that it’s for all the right reasons.
Thumbnail Francona needs relief corps to thrive again The Blue Jays suddenly have life in the NLCS. Now, though, can they truly put fear in the Indians and send the festivities back to northern...
Thumbnail Arrieta tries to lift visitors at Chavez Ravine After getting punched in the mouth in Game 1 of the NLCS, the Dodgers struck back on Sunday night. Can they keep running with the Cubs as the action...
Thumbnail Donaldson, Toronto on brink of elimination In a close-out situation, Cleveland manager Terry Francona wants to leave as little to chance as possible. Which is why Corey Kluber, on short rest and all,...
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages