Orr gets deferred prosecution for charge


Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 3:51 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 3:51 p.m.

When the news broke late last week that Florida sophomore defensive tackle Leon Orr was facing two misdemeanor charges for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, the case had already been resolved.

According to the State Attorney’s Office, Orr signed a deferred prosecution agreement Jan. 13, three days after he’d been cited by University Police for possessing less than 20 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The agreement was filed at the Alachua County Court House last Friday.

In the terms of the agreement, Orr must stay out of trouble for the next six months and pay $50 for the cost of prosecuting the case. He also must either donate $150 to Project Payback or perform 12.5 hours of community service.

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