Prosecutors in Volusia County, Florida, dropped a misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge against Husker receiver Stanley Morgan.

Morgan’s “successful completion of a (drug) treatment program” led prosecutors to drop the charges, a spokeswoman said Friday.

Morgan and NU safety Antonio Reed were arrested in May on suspicion of marijuana possession in Port Orange, Florida.

They were pulled over by police for a traffic stop when an officer smelled an odor of marijuana, according to an affidavit. The officer searched the car and found two backpacks, both with marijuana in them.

Morgan and Reed both claimed one of the backpacks and the marijuana inside, the affidavit said.

Though Morgan was booked on suspicion of felony marijuana possession of having more than 20 grams, an assistant state attorney filed a misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession. The state previously dropped a misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia charge.

On July 17, prosecutors dropped the marijuana charge against Morgan, who entered a not-guilty plea.

Reed is awaiting hearings in August on misdemeanor charges of marijuana and paraphernalia possession. Prosecutors said he also qualifies for the drug treatment program.

Multiple emails and calls to Camille Martin, the attorney for Reed and Morgan, were not returned.

NU athletic department spokesman Keith Mann said officials would have no comment.

alia.conley@owh.com, 402-444-1068

Alia Conley covers breaking news, crime, crime trends, the Omaha Police Department and initial court hearings. Follow her on Twitter @aliavalentine. Phone: 402-444-1068.

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