Lions OT Johnny Culbreath arrested for marijuana possession

Posted by ttwentyman on January 25, 2012 – 2:06 pm

Detroit Lions rookie offensive tackle Johnny Culbreath was arrested on a drug possession charge in a South Carolina motel room Monday, according to the Orangeburg County, S.C., sheriff’s department.

Culbreath, a seventh-round pick in last year’s draft, was charged with simple possession of marijuana after officers responded to a complaint of drug use Monday morning at the Country Inn.

According to the Times and Democrat, Culbreath appeared in front of county magistrate Richard Murray later Monday and paid a $412 fine.

The Lions, in a statement, said, “We are aware of the very disappointing reports involving Johnny Culbreath. This matter has been referred to the National Football League. Further comments will be made when appropriate.”

According to the report, Culbreath was arrested shortly after 10 a.m. Monday when he left his hotel room and an officer “smelled a strong odor of what appeared to be marijuana.”

When an officer entered the room, Culbreath was caught on video surveillance placing an object in a table drawer in a hallway. When Culbreath was asked what he placed in the table, he told the officer “two blunts,” according to the report.

Culbreath is now subject to penalty under the league’s personal conduct policy.

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