(Washington, WA). San Francisco Giants starting pitcher and 2008 NL Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum was charged with misdemeanor drug possession this week after he was pulled for speeding.
Lincecum was joy riding with a long time friend in upstate Washington on Oct. 30 when he was pulled over and upon approaching the vehicle Washington State Trooper Steve Schatzel detected the scent of marijuana.
After asking Lincecum and the passenger about the odor the 25 year old Giants pitcher surrender just over 3.3 grams of marijuana and a smoking pipe to the officer.
The possession of marijuana under 40 grams is considered a misdemeanor in washington and requires a court appearance as well as a $500 fine.
Lincecum was rated as The Sporting News "top mlb prospect" in his senior season at Washington and has been one of the strongest pitchers on a remerging Giants team that fell a few games shy of the playoffs this season.
Linecum has been known as an unusual character and is the newest member of the Giants organization to deal with a substance issue. Upside at least Bonds didn't shoot and drive. Heres to you puff.......