Report: Rangers catcher Geovany Soto arrested on marijuana charge

Friday July 11th, 2014

Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto was arrested Wednesday night on a marijuana possession charge, according to a report from He was pulled over for speeding around 10 p.m. and was then charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana under two ounces. 

Soto is free on $500 bail. Marijuana is listed as a drug of abuse in MLB's Joint Drug Agreement. Per the JDA, Soto will be referred to the Treatment Board for an initial evaluation as to whether he should be placed in a treatment program. 

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