Police Arrest Brown on Marijuana Misdemeanor
Brown was charged with a Class B misdemeanor
Brown was charged with a Class B misdemeanor

Posted Mar 23, 2007

According to police, Tarell Brown was arrested on Thursday for possession of marijuana during a traffic stop.

On Wednesday, Texas cornerback Tarell Brown worked out for NFL scouts. On Thursday, Brown was arrested by Williamson County police during a traffic stop when marijuana "residue" was discovered in the vehicle he was riding in with his cousin.

As first reported in the Austin American-Statesman, Jamie Balagia, Brown's attorney, said his client was riding in a car driven by Brown's cousin. Balagia said police ran the cousin's license and found an outstanding arrest warrant. The car was impounded and searched. The marijuana was discovered at that time.

"We're going to get him out (this morning) and go straight to take a drug test," Balagia said.

The marijuana charge is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.

This is the second time Brown has been taken into custody by police. In September, Brown was taken in less than a week before the Ohio State game when the vehicle he was riding in, driven by former Texas linebacker Aaron Harris, was pulled over and Brown had a gun laying in his lap while he slept in the back seat.

Harris had 0.7 grams of marijuana in his pocket, and deputies found 1.1 grams of pot under the front seat of the car. Brown and safety Tyrell Gatewood, another passenger in the car, were charged with marijuana possession, but the charges were dropped when both passed a drug test. Brown's misdemeanor weapon charge is still pending in Travis County.

Balagia said the gun belonged to Gatewood, then Brown's roommate, and has asked for the charge, a Class A misdemeanor, to be dropped.

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