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Packers' Jolly in Houston court on codeine charge


HOUSTON (AP) -- Green Bay Packers defensive end Johnny Jolly was in a Houston courtroom to answer refiled charges that he illegally possessed at least 200 grams of codeine.

Jolly returned to court Tuesday in his hometown.

The 26-year-old Jolly was indicted last week for a second time by a Harris County grand jury five months after prosecutors dismissed a similar charge stemming from a traffic stop a year and a half ago.

Harris County prosecutors dropped the charges in July so lab technicians could become proficient with a new piece of equipment that measures codeine.

Jolly, who has posted $10,000 bond, has said he is innocent.

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