Alabama defensive back Tony Mitchell was arrested on a marijuana possession with the intent to sell and/or deliver charge on Wednesday in Bonifay, Fla.,
the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to BamaOnLine. The sheriff’s office publicly shared the arrest via Facebook.
Mitchell, who was driving, and passenger Christophere Lewis were stopped by deputies with the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, March 15.
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. Both subjects were taken to the Holmes County Jail.
Lewis, a Grand Valley, Ala., native, was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell and/or deliver and also charged with carrying a concealed firearm without a permit.
Mitchell was one of 26 newcomers that enrolled at Alabama in January. He was a 4-star recruit out of Alabaster, Ala.,
during the 2023 cycle, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
The University of Alabama is currently out for spring break, so student-athletes are away from campus.
Alabama is scheduled to begin its spring football practice slate on Monday, March 20.