Alabama Defensive Back Tony Mitchell Suspended After Being Arrested For Drug Possession After Taking Police On 141 MPH Pursuit

Alabama Defensive Back Tony Mitchell Suspended After Being Arrested For Drug Possession After Taking Police On 141 MPH Pursuit

Alabama Defensive Back Tony Mitchell Suspended After Being Arrested For Drug Possession After Taking Police On 141 MPH Pursuit

Recently suspended University of Alabama football player, Tony Mitchell who was arrested last week on drug charges was reportedly speeding at more than 140 miles per hour when apprehended by police officers.

According to USA Today, the Alabama freshman football player was evading police officers while driving his vehicle in excess of 141 miles per hour before he was arrested last week. When he was stopped, sheriff’s deputies retrieved 226 grams of marijuana, a loaded gun, with more than $7,000 in cash.

The incident took place on March 15 in Florida.

On the Facebook account of the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office, they released a statement pertaining to the arrest.

“On March 15th, deputies with the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on E Indiana St. Contact was made with the driver, Antonio Mitchell of Alabaster, AL, and passenger Christophere Lewis of Valley Grande, AL.

“During the stop, deputies detected the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. When asked if there was marijuana in the vehicle, Mitchell produced a baggie of marijuana from the passenger floorboard. Both Mitchell and Lewis were taken into custody.”

Police officials stated that along with “an additional significant amount of marijuana,” there was also a set of scales. A loaded handgun was discovered between the passenger seat and the center console. They also recovered a large amount of cash.

Both men were taken to the Holmes County Jail where Mitchell was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell and/or deliver. Lewis was also charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell and/or deliver, and carrying a concealed firearm without a permit.

Earlier this week,  Alabama football coach Nick Saban announced that Mitchell had been suspended from all team activities.

“Everybody’s got an opportunity to make choices and decisions,” Saban said. “There’s no such thing in being in the wrong place at the wrong time. You’ve got to be responsible for who you’re with, who you’re around and what you do, who you associate yourself with and the situations that you put yourself in.”
Alabama Defensive Back Tony Mitchell Suspended After Being Arrested For Drug Possession After Taking Police On 141 MPH Pursuit

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