Duron Carter was not present in Saskatoon for his court date on Tuesday regarding a marijuana possession charge in the city’s airport.
Neither was his lawyer.
But the next meeting time for the case was scheduled for April 5, according to multiple reports.
.@SaskRoughrider Duron Carter’s own lawyer wasn’t in the courtroom and via telephone asked that the possession matter be pushed to April 5th. Carter is being represented by Mercier Law Office in Regina. #yxe #sask pic.twitter.com/mGcLWQsSQA
— Meaghan Craig (@MeaghanCraigC21) March 27, 2018
Carter’s lawyer appeared by phone, and asked for an adjournment to April 5. And that’s that for now.
— Alex MacPherson (@macphersona) March 27, 2018
The Riders receiver is facing two separate marijuana possessions charges, both stemming from incidents in Western Canadian airports. Carter was also found with marijuana at the Winnipeg airport last November. For that charge, Carter’s next date in Manitoba provincial court is April 9.
It was reported last week that Carter is unlikely to face supplementary discipline from either the CFL or the Riders and that the Winnipeg charge may involve… pot cookies. CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie also said the CFL would have to re-examine its approach to marijuana in the wake of legalization legislation set to pass this summer.