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Falcons RB Jason Snelling arrested, charged with marijuana possession

9:59 PM, Nov 15, 2013   |    comments
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(NBC) -- Falcons running back Jason Snelling was reportedly arrested after police said they caught him possessing - and trying to eat - marijuana.

The Barrow County News reports that Snelling was arrested by the Winder Police Department and charged with possession of marijuana and various traffic charges.

The arresting officer said he pulled Snelling over at 3:35 a.m. after seeing that his car wasn't staying in its lane. The officer said he noticed a strong odor of marijuana and said that when he asked Snelling about it, Snelling admitted that he had been smoking marijuana earlier that evening.

"I asked Mr. Snelling if there was any other marijuana in the vehicle, and he told me that there was a grinder in the center console of the vehicle and that it had a little bit of marijuana left in it," the arresting officer wrote in his report. "I searched the vehicle and located a metal grinder where Mr. Snelling had said it was."

The officer said that while the vehicle was being searched, he noticed that Snelling was repeatedly swallowing, so he asked Snelling to open his mouth and saw what appeared to be marijuana inside his mouth as well.

Snelling was charged with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, possession of drug related materials, expired or no driver's license, failure to maintain lane, failure to maintain insurance, improper use of dealer license plate and no registration.

The Barrow Journal reports that Snelling was booked into jail early Friday morning and has since made bond.

The Falcons released a statement Friday evening that said, "We are aware of the situation concerning Jason Snelling and are in the process of gathering additional information. Because this is an on-going legal matter, we will have no further comment at this time."

(NBC Sports)

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