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            === Indians' Perez pleads no contest to drug charge ===
 
 Rocky  River, OH  (Sports  Network)  - Cleveland  Indians  closer Chris  Perez
 pleaded no contest Tuesday morning to drug abuse, a fourth-degree misdemeanor,
 and  was found guilty of receiving a small package of marijuana shipped to his
 home.
 
 Perez  changed his  plea from not guilty  to no contest Tuesday in Rocky River
 Municipal  Court, according to reports. He was fined $250, placed on probation
 for one year and ordered to speak to school kids about drugs.
 
 Perez, a two-time All-Star, and his wife were charged with criminal complaints
 this past June after two packages that contained marijuana were shipped to the
 Perez  residence in  Rocky River, Ohio. Both packages were addressed to "Brody
 Baum," the name of the Perez family dog.
 
 The  right-handed pitcher is 5-2 with 21 saves and a 3.15 ERA in 45 games with
 the Indians this season.
 
 09/03 11:43:17 ET