According to BarrowCountyNews.com, Falcons running back Jason Snelling was arrested for possession of marijuana as well as other traffic violations.
At approximately 3:35 a.m., a black Lincoln Navigator driven by Snelling was observed unable to stay in its lane by a WPD officer on traffic patrol.
After initiating a traffic stop, the officer noticed “a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.”
Snelling told the officer he had been smoking marijuana earlier in the evening and was coming from a friend’s home.
“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.”
While being searched, Snelling attempted to swallow the pot.
While the vehicle was being searched, another officer speaking with Snelling noticed he was repeatedly swallowing during their conversation.
The officer asked Snelling to open his mouth, and observed several green leafy particles inside.
Snelling denied eating any marijuana.
He was then arrested and booked.
Snelling’s insurance was invalid and his registration was expired.
He was charged with possession of marijuana – less than one ounce, 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.