Alex Collins faces handgun and marijuana charges

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Former Ravens running back Alex Collins is facing weapons and marijuana charges after an arrest in Baltimore on Friday.

Baltimore County Police announced that Collins is charged with possession with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana in excess of 10 grams, and possessing a handgun in a vehicle.

Police say they responded to a 911 call of a car crashed into a tree to find Collins sleeping at the wheel. Police say they could smell marijuana, and searched the car to find approximately 5 ounces of marijuana and a handgun. Neither Collins nor his passenger was injured.

Collins told police he also had marijuana and guns in his home, and police executed a search warrant and seized marijuana, two rifles and ammunition.

Collins was released from jail on a $7,500 bond about 15 hours after he was arrested. The Ravens waived Collins while he was still in jail.

Although Collins has shown enough promise in his three-year NFL career that some team would likely be interested in him, these charges are going to make it harder for him to catch on elsewhere. He is probably facing an NFL suspension before he plays again.

37 responses to “Alex Collins faces handgun and marijuana charges

  1. His attorney has stated that the handgun found in the vehicle was unloaded… Was probably just an ornament on his rear view mirror.

  2. 5oz? Intent to distribute is what you get charged with when you tell them it’s for yourself and sharing with friends. Sorry to see another promising NFL career go up in smoke.

  3. I just don’t get it. 1.8mill in earnings so far less taxes thats around 6-700k. Properly invested that can yield a decent salary for someone. Let alone the potential earnings if he can hold it together and make another contract.

    I think everyone on this site would do anything to play in the NFL, and these goons are running around messing up their dreams over a couple hundred dollars worth of weed.

  4. Well, if you’re going to drive around with more than a quarter pound of weed, I guess you need a gun to protect it.

  5. SundaySwamiSaysDontDisagreeWithPftOrYourCommentWontBePosted says:
    March 2, 2019 at 6:19 am

    Why would he tell cops he also had weed and guns at his house?
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    Because he got high, because he got high, because he got hiiiiiiiiiggghhh…

  6. How can a professional football player be so stupid? They rub shoulders with the rich and the famous. Live a good life during the season. Talk to media, sponsors etc. Travel to 31 other cities and see life unfold in front of them. To work your tails off after being cut to start for another team and succeed and then you have guns at Home??? I am baffled. I will never understand this throwing away of life and he is soft spoken as a person. Just wow

  7. Why would he tell the cops that he also had weed and guns at his house?

    Because he’s stupid.

  8. Yeah it’s such a terrible thing that folks need to register hand guns. Because our current gun laws are working out so well for us.

    charger383 says:
    Maryland has bad gun laws

  9. Let’s see, obvious he is not that smart falling asleep while transporting guns and narcotics. I would waive him for bad decision making skills. But let’s be real, in my state, having guns and weed is not a crime. You don’t even need a license to carry a gun.

  10. As a Ravens fan I see this team going backwards Collins was a good find for a year but you can’t dumpster dive forever. It’s time to get back to the way things should be. Build an ELITE DEFENSE. Jackson will only be marginally successful for a short time. DEFENSE STILL wins championships.

  11. Surprised by those asking about why he fessedup about home stash. Obviously when they catch you with enough for intent to distribute and accompanied with a gun. They will get warrant to search your house anyhow. Better to cooperate

  12. In my opinion, 5 ounces is not enough to be considered “intent to distribute”. That would be the equivalent of running a lemonade stand on your front lawn. Come on, let’s get real here.

  13. vikings1234 says:
    March 2, 2019 at 10:43 am
    In my opinion, 5 ounces is not enough to be considered “intent to distribute”. That would be the equivalent of running a lemonade stand on your front lawn. Come on, let’s get real here.

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    I think in Maryland it has more to do with how he had it packaged/bagged more than the weight when it comes to intent to distribute.

  14. Where is the NFLPA?
    Why doesn’t the NFLPA have a program that educates their clients on the gun laws in the different states that have NFL teams and what the consequences are for using illegal drugs and/or PEDs?
    The NFL is the employer, it’s not their job to do stuff like this, but the NFLPA gets PAID to “protect” their clients yet they (the NFLPA) refuses to do so.

  15. Yeah this is pretty stupid even as someone who is pro gun and weed why would you carry 5 ounces and a gun in your car? Why not just leave those things in your house? I guess I don’t think in stupid.

  16. vikings1234 says:

    In my opinion, 5 ounces is not enough to be considered “intent to distribute”. That would be the equivalent of running a lemonade stand on your front lawn. Come on, let’s get real here.

    Opinions don’t matter. The law is what matters.

  17. “Collins sleeping at he wheel” and “Neither Collins or his passenger were injured” Something doesn’t quite add up. Was the passenger napping as well? Who takes a nap after getting into a car crash? Do the police mean he was passed out? Knocked unconscious? Wouldn’t the passenger say “Hey Alex rather than nap, what do you say we find a place to hide this gun and weed before the cops get here?” Now I’m glad Seattle let him go.

  18. Why are people so against sensible laws to register guns? If you have nothing to hide and “are a responsible gun owner”, as the saying goes, then why the opposition? what is the real reason and not what the NRA has told us to say?

  19. granadafan says:
    March 2, 2019 at 12:47 pm
    Why are people so against sensible laws to register guns? If you have nothing to hide and “are a responsible gun owner”, as the saying goes, then why the opposition? what is the real reason and not what the NRA has told us to say?

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    There is an old saying. “If the camel once gets his nose in the tent, his body will soon follow”. Meaning…A small, seemingly innocuous act or decision that will lead to much larger, more serious, and less desirable consequences down the line. Not saying I believe in that idea insofar as gun laws go. But I believe some 2nd amendment advocates think if they give gun haters an inch they will take a mile. Again I am not saying that is the way to look at it but I believe it is their mindset.

  20. vikings1234 says:
    March 2, 2019 at 10:43 am
    In my opinion, 5 ounces is not enough to be considered “intent to distribute”. That would be the equivalent of running a lemonade stand on your front lawn. Come on, let’s get real here.

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    MD Crim Law Code § 5-602 (2013)
    §5-602.

    Except as otherwise provided in this title, a person may not:

    (1) distribute or dispense a controlled dangerous substance; or

    (2) possess a controlled dangerous substance in sufficient quantity reasonably to indicate under all circumstances an intent to distribute or dispense a controlled dangerous substance.

  21. Ravens were quick show how they deal with lawbreakers. Waived a guy who would have been a free agent in 12 days. Wonder, had this had been Jackson or Tucker, would they have done the same?

  22. That was so dumb to tell them about weed at the house .His boy got out and walked home .Why didn’t he take the gun and weed with him .# dumb.com

  23. His passenger was Tykheem Jaquon Deundrea Dunaway…..
    Kay and Peele…East west bowl 3

  24. granadafan says:
    March 2, 2019 at 12:47 pm
    Why are people so against sensible laws to register guns? If you have nothing to hide and “are a responsible gun owner”, as the saying goes, then why the opposition? what is the real reason and not what the NRA has told us to say?

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    Thats a slippery slope, and besides do you think the people committing crimes are going to bother registering their guns, or even get them legally? Whats the point of having a register if its going to do literally nothing to stop the problem? I mean outlawing murder works so well…

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