A day before Packers defensive tackle Johnny Jolly was due to stand trial on felony drug possession charges, the case was dismissed.
But Jolly has no reason to be happy about the development. According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, however, the charges will be filed again.
The problem apparently arose from the fact that the lab personnel had not yet learned how to use equipment that determines the amount of codeine contained in a given substance, and then to testify in court about the results.
For all of you who’ll ask whether the prohibition against double jeopardy applies in this case, “jeopardy” typically doesn’t attach until the trial begins.
Thus, the charges can be dismissed and re-filed, limited only by the applicable statute of limitations.