Chiefs’ De’Anthony Thomas arrested for suspected marijuana possession in Kansas

Chiefs receiver De’Anthony Thomas
Chiefs receiver De’Anthony Thomas Allen County (Kan.) Sheriff's Office Facebook page

Chiefs wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas was arrested Friday on suspicion of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia in Allen County, Kan.

According to a release from the Allen County Sheriff’s office, Thomas was stopped for speeding in Humboldt, Kan., by an Allen County Sheriffs deputy. The deputy smelled the “burnt odor of marijuana” upon contact and searched the vehicle. Thomas was arrested “due to evidence located in the vehicle at the time of the search,” according to the release.

In addition to the drug charges, Thomas was also charged with speeding.

A mug shot of Thomas, 26, was published to the Allen County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. According to the post, Thomas was booked into the Allen County Jail by the Allen County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday. He has since been released on bond.

A Chiefs spokesperson said the team is aware of the incident but has no further comment.

Allen County is located in Southeast Kansas. Its county seat is Iola, Kan.

Thomas, who signed a one-year deal with the Chiefs in 2018, finished his fifth season with the Chiefs on the injured reserve list after fracturing his leg in practice in October. The injury occurred in the same leg he fractured in Week 17 of the previous season.

He had three receptions for 29 yards and a touchdown in the first five weeks of the season. For his career, Thomas has 64 receptions for 503 yards and four touchdowns.

Thomas is set to be a free agent when the market opens in a few months.

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Brooke Pryor covers the Kansas City Chiefs for the Kansas City Star, where she works to give readers a deeper understanding of the franchise and the NFL through daily stories, game coverage, and player profiles. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and grew up in Winston-Salem, N.C.