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Former college football running back arrested for drug crimes

Because drugs are such a prominent issue in Arkansas and law enforcement is seeking to reduce it and the crimes related to it, there are constantly investigations into possible wrongdoing related to drugs. Included in that is marijuana, which remains illegal in the state, even with many other states taking steps to reduce the penalties related to it and even legalize it entirely. When there is an arrest of anyone on marijuana charges, having legal assistance from a law firm that specializes in drug defense is essential.

A former running back for the Arkansas Razorbacks was arrested on drug charges. The former player, 23, was allegedly found to have more than one pound of marijuana in his possession. He also had materials to package it, cash and digital scales. He was in a rental car when law enforcement stopped him for speeding at around 7 p.m. Officers smelled marijuana in the vehicle and found the drugs and other items. The man is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance and other charges for drug crimes.

An arrest for drug crimes, even if it is believed to be a lower-level drug like marijuana, can still have a negative impact on a person's life if there is a conviction. For someone who is relatively young and just starting out in life, but is older than a juvenile, formulating a strong defense is important to reduce the charges or get an acquittal. Drug charges on a person's record can hinder future job prospects, lead to jail time and costly fines.

Arkansas is a state that is proud of its tradition in college football and when a former player is found to be in trouble with the law on allegations of drug crimes, it can really hit home. The former football player is confronted with several drug crimes due to marijuana and the possibility that he was selling it. His first step should be to speak to an experienced attorney to begin preparations for a defense against these charges.

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