You mean to tell me that the fellow in the picture below enjoys weed? What? Because I would have guessed he spends the off season reading the Book of Mormon, or cleaning oil-infested sea fowl. But there’s word today that Tim Lincecum was pulled over by the cops last week and charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
It happened on I-5 in Vancouver, Wash., (Lincecum is a native of Bellevue, Wash.) on Oct. 30, as a motorcycle trooper timed him on the radar gun (ironic) doing 74 mph in a 60 mph zone in a ‘06 Mercedes. Once Lincecum rolled down the window, the jig was up, smell-wise. He handed over a small bag of weed to the cop.
Vancouver is just across the bridge from Portland, Ore., where there is no marijuana anywhere to be found, I’m almost positive. From THE COLUMBIAN:
The amount was 3.3 grams, police spokesman Steve Schatzel said, which is considered only enough for personal use. Lincecum did not appear to be impaired behind the wheel and is not being charged with a felony crime, Schatzel said.
“Not unless there’s something else going on,” Schatzel said. “With this amount of marijuana, that’s normally the way we deal with it.”
He said 3.3 grams is about the size of a human thumb.
Lincecum “was cited and released,” Schatzel said. The speeding citation was for $122. He is expected to be arraigned on Nov. 23 in Clark County District Court.
Over-under on how made times subject used the word “dude” during stop … 17.
Lincecum is arbitration eligible for the first time this offseason, and is expected to earn at least $10 million in 2010 (up from $2.06 million).