Parker pot charge dropped

Prosecutors in eastern Pennsylvania have dropped a marijuana possession charge filed against Eagles defensive end Juqua Parker last summer, according to an Associated Press report.

Northampton County prosecutors last month dropped the misdemeanor count, saying there were problems with the Aug. 5 police search that led to Parker’s arrest. The arrest occured while the Eagles were in Bethlehem for training camp.

Parker was riding in a van driven by teammate Todd Herremans when the vehicle was pulled over in Lower Saucon Township.

But prosecutors said Parker’s attorney indicated that he planned to ask the court to suppress the evidence, and District Attorney John Morganelli said a review indicated that the search was unlikely to be upheld.

The 31-year-old Parker joined the Eagles in 2005, recording a career-high eight sacks last season.

The Eagles had no comment.