Padres catcher Luis Campusano was arrested in Georgia last October on charges of felony marijuana possession, but the matter has been dropped. State prosecutors have elected against pursuing it further, citing an “issue of probable cause for the traffic stop,” Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Police found 79 grams of marijuana on Campusano when they pulled him over. That checks in well above 28.5 grams, which is the state’s limit before it becomes a felony. He could have faced up to 10 years in prison had Georgia pursued the maximum penalty.
With this issue out of the way, the 22-year-old Campusano will be in line for playing time throughout 2021 and beyond with the World Series-hopeful Padres. He made the Padres’ Opening Day roster after Austin Nola suffered a fractured left middle finger, leaving Campusano as their main option behind Victor Caratini for the time being. Campusano will start for the team in its game against the Diamondbacks on Friday.