Alabama freshman football star Tony Mitchell is arrested and charged with marijuana possession
Alabama freshman football star Tony Mitchell is arrested and charged with marijuana possession in the school’s latest controversy… after basketball player Darius Miles was indicted on capital murder charges
One of Alabama’s top new football recruits, Tony Mitchell, has been arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, in the latest controversy surrounding the school’s sports program.
Mitchell’s arrest comes just weeks after the basketball team became embroiled in a capital murder investigation, with Darius Miles indicted by a grand jury and up to three other players also linked to the crime scene.
Mitchell, a four-star recruit, was taken into custody by police Wednesday, according to a Holmes County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post, along with his friend Christophere Lewis.
Both men were charged with possession of marijuana and intent to sell and/or deliver, while Lewis was also charged with ‘carrying a concealed firearm without permit’.
In the Facebook post, police said: “During the stop, officers detected the smell of burning marijuana coming from the vehicle. When asked if there was marijuana in the vehicle, Mitchell removed a small bag of marijuana from the passenger floor. Both Mitchell and Lewis were taken into custody.
Tony Mitchell (pictured) was arrested and charged this week with possession of marijuana
Holmes County police officers released a photo of the evidence they recovered from the crime scene.
“A search of the vehicle produced a significant additional amount of marijuana, a set of scales, a loaded handgun between the passenger seat and center console, and a large amount of cash.”
Cops also released a photo of the couple’s mugshots and a photo of evidence recovered from the scene.
Mitchell is listed on the Crimson Tide’s 2023 roster and is a four-star recruit out of Thompson High School.
When he committed to play for Alabama in June, he was ranked 15th in the Class of 2023, picking Bama over Auburn, Georgia and Texas A&M.
Alabama has the No. 1 recruiting class of 2023 and is scheduled to start spring practice Monday morning.
Mitchell is a four-star recruit, who will begin preparations for football season this week.
Darius Miles (left) and Michael Lynn Davis (right) were indicted on capital murder charges
Former Alabama basketball star Miles was allegedly one of four players at the crime scene.