Perez Investigation: Inside the Package

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ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — Fox 8 News is learning more about the package containing suspected marijuana that was sent to the Rocky River home of Indians relief pitcher Chris Perez.

A criminal complaint was filed Friday against Perez and his wife, Melanie Perez, for misdemeanor possession of controlled substance.

Chris and Melanie Perez Booking Photos (Courtesy: Rocky River Police Department)
Chris and Melanie Perez Booking Photos (Courtesy: Rocky River Police Department)

They surrendered to police Thursday after they were both served with complaints and were released on personal bond.

According to a Rocky River police report, Chris Perez voluntarily admitted all paraphernalia and suspected marijuana was his for his personal use.

The package that sparked the investigation contained 6.2 ounces of suspected marijuana concealed in four separate ziplock bags, two plastic ziplock containers and wrapped in a shirt, the report also said.

The ziplock bags were greased in Vaseline.

The package was sent from California and addressed to Brody Baum.

When delivered to the home, Melanie Perez said the name on the package was good and stated the parcels were for the dog, which is named Brody, police said.

Baum is Melanie Perez’s maiden name.

“Clearly we take these matters seriously and are disappointed whenever there is any negative attention brought to the Indians organization or one of our players,” said Cleveland Indians GM Chris Antonetti in a statement Friday.  “We understand and respect that there is an ongoing legal process that we will allow to evolve.”

Chris and Melanie Perez are scheduled to be arraigned June 19.

Rely on Fox 8 News and FOX8.com for updates as this story develops.

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