Media: Grand Rapids boxing columnist faces drug charges
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A sports columnist at The Grand Rapids Press is accused of growing marijuana at his home.
Forty-eight-year-old David Mayo was arraigned today in Grand Rapids District Court.
He's charged with possession with intent to deliver between 5 and 45 kilograms of marijuana and maintaining a drug house at his northeastern Grand Rapids home.
The possession charge is a felony that carries a maximum prison sentence of seven years. The other charge is a two-year misdemeanor.
Defense attorney Bruce Block says the felony is a "one-size-fits-all" statute and he's not aware of any evidence that Mayo sold any marijuana.
Mayo has been at the newspaper since 1985 and specializes in boxing coverage. Press Publisher Dan Gaydou (GEYE'-doh) declined to comment on the charges.