Bama defensive back arrested after officers find loaded gun, drugs, cash

Tony Mitchell Left Christophere Lewis Right

University of Alabama defensive back Tony Mitchell and his passenger Christophere Lewis of Valley Grande, Alabama, were arrested following a traffic stop in Bonifay, Florida, the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office shared on Facebook Thursday.

According to the post, Mitchell, who was driving, was pulled over March 15. During the traffic stop, deputies detected an “odor of burnt marijuana” coming from the vehicle. When asked if there was marijuana in the vehicle, Mitchell produced a baggie from the passenger floorboard. Both Mitchell and Lewis were then 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,” per the Facebook post. Mitchell and Lewis were booked into taken to the Holmes County Jail.

The university is currently on spring break. Alabama is scheduled to begin its spring football practice slate on Monday, March 20. No word yet on whether Mitchell will be allowed to play.

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