Source Pravda.Ru

Pele's son released from prison pending drug trial

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&to=http://english.pravda.ru/fun/2002/02/08/26314.html' target=_blank>Pele's son was freed Saturday after six months in prison awaiting trial on drug-related charges.

Brazil's Supreme Court ordered Edson Cholbi Nascimen's release pending his trial, which hasn't been scheduled yet, after his lawyers filed a petition late Friday. He faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

A former professional soccer player known as Edinho, Nascimento was one of 50 people arrested on June 6 in a sting to dismantle a drug gang operating in and around the port of Santos, 80 kilometers (50 miles) east of Sao Paulo.