David Reed issued summons

OWINGS MILLS -- Baltimore Ravens wide receiver and kick returner David Reed has been issued a summons for misdemeanor possession of marijuana, according to Maryland district court records. The case stems from a December police investigation at his Baltimore County residence.

Reed has been assigned a Feb. 23 court date in Catonsville District Court.

Reed is represented by Towson attorney Richard Karceski. Karceski didn't return a telephone call and e-mail seeking comment. The case isn't considered to be a major legal problem and Reed's record could possibly wind up being expunged at some point depending on how it's adjudicated.

The case originates from a December investigation at Reed's residence in Owings Mills after a neighbor complained to police and officers obtained a search warrant.

No charges were immediately filed at the time of the investigation. However, police did take evidence from his residence that was submitted for testing at their crime lab, according to Baltimore County police spokesman Robert McCullough. At the time of the incident, Reed had little to say about the situation. "I'm good," Reed told the Carroll County Times. "I ain't got nothing to say right now." Reed wasn't disciplined by the team, but could face punishment from the NFL if convicted of a crime.

Days after the initial investigation, Reed set a franchise record with a 103-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in a win over the Houston Texans. The fifth-round draft pick from Utah led the NFL with a 29.3 kickoff return average, missing the final few games due to a concussion and a torn wrist ligament. Prior to the Texans game, Ravens coach John Harbaugh commented on Reed.

"He'll have a chance to tell his side of it in the proper way when the time comes," Harbaugh said. "We have to see how it all shakes out. It's in other people's hands right now and I think time will kind of work that out as we go."

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