Alabama football’s freshman defensive back, Tony Mitchell was arrested in Florida on a marijuana charge Wednesday after a traffic stop.
Mitchell was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell and/or deliver, according to the Holmes County Sheriff’s office. Mitchell’s passenger, Christopher Lewis is charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell and/or deliver and carrying a concealed firearm without a permit.
According to the Holmes County Sheriff’s office, “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. A search of the vehicle produced an additional significant amount of marijuana, a set of scales, a loaded handgun between the passenger seat and center console, and a large amount of cash.”
Mitchell signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at the University of Alabama in December. He enrolled at the University of Alabama in January. The Thompson High School product was rated as a five-star recruit by Touchdown Alabama.