Riders receiver Duron Carter has a new court date set for his marijuana charge in Winnipeg.
Carter was caught with more than 30 grams of marijuana at Winnipeg International Airport on Nov. 25, 2017.
More off-field news pertaining to Riders: Duron Carter's marijuana matter was heard in a Winnipeg court this afternoon. Nothing of significance occurred other than the setting of the next court date (April 9).
— Rob Vanstone (@robvanstone) March 12, 2018
Under the current Criminal Code, a first offence involving possession of 30 grams of marijuana could lead to a $1,000 fine and a year in jail. And while personal marijuana use is slated to become legal in Canada this summer, possession of more than 30 grams will still be against the law.
The enigmatic receiver is facing two separate marijuana possessions charges, both stemming from incidents in Western Canadian airports. Carter was also found with marijuana at the Saskatoon airport earlier this year, though details on the amount have yet to be reported. For that charge, Carter’s date in Saskatoon Provincial Court is on March 27.