Roughriders’ Duron Carter charged in Saskatoon with pot possession

Saskatchewan Roughriders wide receiver Duron Carter celebrates a touchdown. (Mark Taylor/CP)

SASKATOON — Saskatchewan Roughriders‘ wide receiver Duron Carter has been charged with marijuana possession.

Court records and a release from the team indicate Carter was arrested and charged Thursday night at the Saskatoon airport.

Carter has been released from custody and is to make his first appearance in provincial court on March 27.

The Canadian Football League has declined comment.

On Nov. 25, Carter was arrested in Winnipeg and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

The 26-year-old athlete was named the Roughriders’ most outstanding player for the 2016-17 CFL season and he signed a one-year extension with the team on Jan. 22.

"We can confirm there was an incident last night where Duron Carter was charged with marijuana possession," the team said Friday in a statement.

"We are working to gather more information and continue to monitor the situation."

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