Two men facing drug felony charges

Updated: February 13, 2004, 12:13 PM ET
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Two men are facing drug felony charges after they were stopped by police while driving a pick-up truck co-registered to Michael Vick.

A patrol officer stopped the white truck on the evening of Feb. 3 because the license plate looked as if it had been tinkered with, a police spokeswoman told the Newport News Daily Press. She said the registration on the 1997 Ford F-150 expired in June 2003, but the plate had a 2004 decal.

The driver, Harry Leon Snead, Jr., was carrying $1,420 in cash. The passenger, Jerry Lee Garner, 23, had about 1 ounces of marijuana with a street value of $400 to $500 hidden in his pants, police told the newspaper.

Snead and Garner were jailed on various charges including possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and conspiracy to commit a felony.

There is no evidence to connect the Falcons quarterback with the arrests, police told the newspaper.

Vick, who grew up in Newport News, could not be reached for comment by the newspaper. Vick's agent, Joel Segal, told the newspaper he was unaware of the arrests or the incident.

Newport News tax records, obtained by the newspaper, show that Vick paid personal property taxes on a 1997 Ford F-150 in April 2003.

Snead told officers that he and Vick are friends, the newspaper reported. Snead and Vick attended Warwick High School at the same time. Snead dropped out in 1997 and Vick graduated in 1998, school officials told the newspaper.

The truck is registered to Vick and Charles W. Reamon, Jr., a nephew of Vick's former Warwick High coach, Tommy Reamon.

Snead and Garner declined to comment. Snead was released on an $11,500 bond on Tuesday and will appear in court Feb. 17. Garner, in jail on a $7,000 bond, will be back in court in April.