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Drug Charges Dropped Against OU Wide Receiver

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Prosecutors have dropped misdemeanor drug charges against Oklahoma wide receiver Jalen Saunders, who was arrested in December after authorities found marijuana in his car.

Meanwhile, defensive back Cortez Johnson, who was arrested with Saunders, pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor possession of marijuana and received a six-month deferred sentence and three months of probation.

The pair was arrested early Dec. 2 by Cleveland County officers. Authorities say Johnson was driving Saunders' car at the time of the arrest.

Assistant District Attorney Dane Powery said that Johnson took "full responsibility" for the marijuana, so prosecutors decided to drop all charges against Saunders.

Saunders had 62 receptions for 829 yards and three touchdowns last season. Johnson redshirted last season after transferring to Oklahoma from Arizona.

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