Former Saskatchewan Roughriders wide receiver Duron Carter caught a break after pleading guilty to a marijuana possession charge stemming from his arrest at the Saskatoon airport.
Carter was arrested at the airport back in February — prior to marijuana becoming legal in Canada on Oct. 17.
The charge came after customs officers opened a cigar package found in Carter’s luggage and found cannabis inside.
On Monday, Carter’s lawyer withdrew a not guilty plea entered in June and changed it to a guilty plea on behalf of his client, who was not required to attend the hearing at Saskatoon Provincial Court.
A judge accepted a joint submission from the Crown and defence asking that Carter receive an absolute discharge.
The absolute discharge means the conviction will show up on Carter’s record for a period of one year before it is wiped away.
Carter was also given a $100 fine.
—With files from 650 CKOM’s Chris Vandenbreekel.