Alabama defensive back arrested for marijuana possession, intent to sell/deliver
Alabama defensive back Tony Mitchell was arrested earlier this week for drug trafficking in Florida.
The freshman was charged with possession of marijuana, as well as intent to sell and/or deliver.
His vehicle’s passenger at the time, Chrisophere Lewis, was charged with the same charges, as well as a charge of “carrying a concealed firearm without a license,” according to the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office.
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“During the stop, deputies detected the smell of burning marijuana coming from the vehicle,” the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office wrote on its Facebook page. “When asked if there was marijuana in the vehicle, Mitchell pulled a bag of marijuana from the passenger floor. Mitchell and Lewis were arrested.
“A search of the vehicle yielded a significant additional amount of marijuana, a scale, a loaded handgun between the passenger seat and the center console, and a large sum of cash.”
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Mitchell was a four-star freshman from Thompson High School in Alabaster, Alabama.
He has also received offers from Auburn, Georgia and Texas A&M as the nation’s fourth safety in the Class of 2022, per ESPN. Mitchell competed in the Under Armor All-America Game last year.
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He has not appeared in a game this season. The Crimson Tide missed the college football playoffs but won the Sugar Bowl against Kansas State, 45-20.