LB Kevin Pierre-Louis faces marijuana possession charges

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis faces arraignment in Johnson County court following an arrest Thursday by the Kansas High Patrol.

New Chiefs linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis arrived at the team’s training camp in St. Joseph, Mo., July 29, 2017. (Photo by Matt Derrick,

The 26-year-old Pierre-Louis faces misdemeanor chargers of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He also faces chargers of driving without a valid driver’s license and valid vehicle plates.

He is scheduled for arraignment in Johnson County court at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

The Chiefs acquired Pierre-Louis in July from Seattle in a trade sending linebacker D.J. Alexander to the Seahawks. He played 14 games for the Chiefs last season, picking up 25 tackles. He finished the season sharing time with Derrick Johnson at inside linebacker.

Pierre-Louis made $690,000 last season in the final year of a four-year rookie contract. He is slated to be an unrestricted free agent during when the league’s free agency period begins


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