Drug charges dropped against Juqua Parker

During the Eagles’ 2009 training camp, defensive tackle Juqua Parker was arrested for possession of marijuana. But now those charges have been dropped.

The arrest came after a police officer said he saw marijuana under the passenger seat of a van being driven by Eagles offensive lineman Todd Herremans. Parker was sitting in the passenger seat when Herremans was pulled over and was arrested, but the Morning Call reports that the district attorney believed the arresting officer was wrong to search the car.

“You can’t just go and search the car,” District Attorney John Morganelli told the paper. “There was no basis for it.”

Herremans was cited for making an illegal left turn and driving without headlights and paid $185 in fines.

30 responses to “Drug charges dropped against Juqua Parker

  1. Do the world a favor Juqua and smoke a bowl with Timmy Tebow… he needs it as currently he’s a 75 year old woman trapped in a young man’s body.

  2. Most marajauna charges are dropped nowadays unless it’s intent to sell or a large amount.

  3. Just another example of a black man being harassed by the man. Lucky for this black man, he’s rich and famous, or they would have definitely prosecuted.

  4. Making an illegal turn and not remembering to turn on your headlights (I’m assuming it was dark) is a fair indication the driver is “impaired” in some fashion. I would think it is justified to search for the source of that impairment.

  5. if your response to this was “who is juqua parker?” then you had the correct response

  6. I had completely forgotten about this. He’s the only player not David Akers/ Sav Rocca over 30.

  7. Meh, if Ben Roethlisberger can get away with rape, I see no reason why Juqua Parker should get jammed up on a pot charge.

  8. If the officer could see the pot from outside the car doesn’t he have the right to search it? My friend got busted because a cop could see the smallest bit of a plastic baggie under his seat but maybe it’s different in PA? Florio?

  9. I’m sure there will be plenty of ignorant posts on here about how it’s just another rich athlete beating a rap, but I for one am refreshed to see a prosecutor call out the arresting officer for blatantly violating Parker’s rights, performing an illegal search and then lying about it.
    The officer stated that the weed was in “plain sight” even though it was under the seat and the stop occurred in the middle of the night.
    Sounds like what the officer was really stopping them for was DWB. Anyone who doesn’t know what that means, think about it for a minute.

  10. “Charges dropped? Obviously this means he’s a cocaine addict and should get traded to the Raiders
    Signed,
    #1 Raiders fans (come on we need players…*crosses fingers)”

  11. How the hell does a cop see a baggie under the seat of a car and kinow it’s an illegal substance? Would he have arrested him for suspicion of eating a ham sandwich? Get real…

  12. OLD NEWS….the other media outlets in Allentown had this over a month ago…WFMZ had it. Morning Call is a lame paper as it is….

  13. “Most marajauna charges are dropped nowadays unless it’s intent to sell or a large amount.”
    ————————————————–
    where did you get this nonsensical idea? in Pennsylvania they still bust you even if you only have a bowl full. And god forbid you have a few seperate baggies they will slap you with intent and try to pin a felony on you. bastards

  14. realitypolice says:
    April 19, 2010 9:36 PM
    Sounds like what the officer was really stopping them for was DWB. Anyone who doesn’t know what that means, think about it for a minute.
    Yeah, Driving while Black it is when Herremans was driving and he is white. Has to always be a race thing huh? Was the officer black or white? Do you know? Were you there?

  15. realitypolice says:
    April 19, 2010 9:36 PM
    Sounds like what the officer was really stopping them for was DWB. Anyone who doesn’t know what that means, think about it for a minute.
    Yeah, Driving while Black it is when Herremans was driving and he is white. Has to always be a race thing huh? Was the officer black or white? Do you know? Were you there?

  16. “Sounds like what the officer was really stopping them for was DWB.”
    Doesn’t matter. He should have known better than to put himself in that position. Juqua Parker should have known that you don’t actually have to be convicted of driving while black to be in violation of Roger Goodell’s Personal Conduct Policy.
    Now he’s going to find out about the new clause to the PCP … you don’t need to be incarcerated to be made to work for prison wages. 😉

  17. They obviously passed a drug test or they would be on the leagues substance abuse list. Just 2 dumb idiots

  18. in todays world of law enforcement “driving while black” is reason enough to tear that care apart searching it f’ the blue shield

  19. you guys forgot to tell about how the !TWO! eagles players (my team) were rolling around with like four hot ass field hockey players from Lehigh.. I know a one and she is smokin hot & DTF.. way to be Herrimans.
    SO they were violating team policy by being outta the dorms there durnig camp. Violating the law by burn mad stinky green trees. AND had potential to throw down a sexy lil party that BigBen wishes he could get into to.
    but this isnt big news I guess. WAY TO GO PHILLY PRESS, no sarcasm, i’m really impressed.

  20. If that had of been Roethlisberger in that van, y’all would be screaming to have him slapped with a suspension for substance abuse, kicked out of the league for “setting a bad example” to the young ‘uns and/or burned at the stake. Hypocrites.

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