WEST MONROE, LA (AL.com) Two Alabama football players, including star left tackle Cam Robinson, were arrested early Tuesday morning in their hometown of West Monroe, La., on possession of narcotics.
Robinson and defensive back Hootie Jones faced the charges after police smelled marijuana and a bag of the substance was on the floor of the car. Robinson, a potential first-round draft pick next season, faced more serious charges -- along with misdemeanor possession, Robinson was also charged with felony illegal possession of stolen firearms.
Robinson was released from jail on bond at 7:17 a.m, according to the Ouachita Parish Sheriff Office. Bond information was not immediately available for Jones.
The arrest occurred early Tuesday morning in a parking lot of a local park. According to the police report, officers pulled up to Robinson's car at 2:33 a.m. smelling marijuana.
When approaching the vehicle, officers spotted a handgun on the lap of the passenger. A bag of marijuana was also observed on the driver's side floorboard. The stolen handgun was located under Robinson's seat.
Jones and Robinson were also charged with possessing a handgun in the presence of narcotics. The charges were filed at 4:02 a.m.According to Louisiana state law, punishment for a conviction on stolen weapon possession calls for jail time "for not less than one year nor more than five years."