[FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Falcons' Babineaux charged with pot possession after traffic stop[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial, Helvetica]LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. --Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Jonathon Babineaux was arrested Thursday night and charged with marijuana possession.[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Gwinnett County Police Cpl. David Schiralli said Babineaux was arrested during a traffic stop on Interstate 85 in suburban Atlanta around 10:45 p.m. Thursday.
[FONT=Arial, Helvetica] Schiralli said the 28-year-old Babineaux had nearly 1½ ounces of marijuana and is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Intent to distribute charges can be brought any time someone has more than an ounce.
[FONT=Arial, Helvetica] Babineaux also faces charges for having an expired registration and driving without a license.
[FONT=Arial, Helvetica] He was released from the Gwinnett County jail Friday morning on $8,300 bond.
[FONT=Arial, Helvetica] A spokesman for the Falcons did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment.
The Associated Press
Dec. 11, 2009
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