Alabama Football Player Arrested with 'Significant' Marijuana

Alabama football player Tony Mitchell is facing legal troubles after he was arrested on a recent trip to Florida with another person.

Mitchell was arrested on charges of marijuana possession with the intent to sell and/or deliver this week, according to media reports.

Mitchell was taken into police custody during the arrest.

Holmes Co. (Fla.) Sheriff's Office acknowledged the arrest in a public Facebook post,

showing images of a large trash bag filled with marijuana in addition to a firearm and stacks of cash that were taken in Mitchell's arrest.

"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," the sheriff said.

A four-star recruit from Alabaster, Ala., Mitchell was ranked as a consensus top 10 ranked defensive back nationally and a top 15 player from Alabama.

Coveted as a recruit as early as the eighth grade,

Mitchell originally pledged to Tennessee before moving out of that commitment and picking Alabama in June.