Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Johnny Jolly posted $10,000 bond Monday and is expected to make his initial appearance today on a charge in Harris County District Court. Posting bond satisfied an arrest warrant out of Houston stemming from Jolly's grand jury indictment last week for possession of codeine.
Jolly, 26, a Houston native, was arrested there July 8, 2008, for possession of at least 200 grams of codeine. Houston police found cups containing codeine syrup in a vehicle driven by Jolly.
A grand jury initially indicted Jolly on Oct. 1, 2008, but those charges were dropped July 16 and reissued last week after the Houston Police Department crime lab was able to use new equipment to measure the amount of codeine in the liquid seized from Jolly's vehicle.
Jolly's initial appearance today is likely to be brief and largely focus on scheduling the next court date, said Harris County District Attorney spokeswoman Donna Hawkins.
If convicted on the drug possession charge, Jolly faces up 20 years in prison, but could be sentenced to probation because he has no significant criminal record.
The Packers players are off Tuesdays, allowing Jolly to make the court appearance without missing practice.