Hearing Continued for Chris Perez, Wife

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ROCKY RIVER, Ohio -- Indians relief pitcher Chris Perez and his wife Melanie were in Rocky River Municipal Court Tuesday to face misdemeanor drug charges.

The two entered the courthouse around 8:30 a.m. but never got in front of the judge.

Their attorneys, Gordon Friedman and Terry Glibert, discussed their clients’ case with the prosecutor, and then met with the couple in the waiting area of the courthouse.

The attorneys then went to the judge and asked for a continuance.  A new pre-trial hearing has been set for Sept. 3.

Neither prosecutors nor defense attorneys would say if a plea deal was in the works.

The judge did agree to unseal the search warrant that was done at Perez’s home last month.

The couple declined to speak to the media and when Fox 8 News tried to discuss the case with Perez, as he was walking to his car, he told us to “get out of here.”

Both have pleaded not guilty to the drug abuse charge last month.  They are both free on bond.

They were arrested on the misdemeanor charge after packages containing marijuana were delivered to their Rocky River home.  The packages which were sent from California were addressed to the family’s dog, Brody.

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