BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Just hours after news broke that Ravens running back Alex Collins was arrested, he was released by the team.

Collins was arrested early Friday morning following a car crash in Owings Mills.

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Booking photo of former Ravens running back Alex Collins (Photo credit: Baltimore County Police)

Police were called to the 10000 block of Dolfield Road around 6:48 a.m. when a passerby saw a black Chevrolet Corvette crashed into a tree.

Officers found the driver asleep at the wheel and identified him as 24-year-old Alexander Jamonte Collins.

Collins told police that he was not injured, but had fallen asleep at waiting for a towing service.

During initial contact with Collins, police smelled marijuana inside the vehicle.

A probable cause search revealed a large glass jar on the front passenger side floorboard that contained five ounces of marijuana, equivalent to 141.75 grams.

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A handgun was also recovered from the front driver side floorboard.

Collins was placed under arrest at 7:35 a.m.

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Collins was charged with CDS possession with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana in excess of 10 grams and handgun in vehicle.

He was released on a $7,500 bond following an initial bail hearing just after midnight Saturday.

The scene where Alex Collins was involved in a crash. (CREDIT: WJZ)

The Ravens said in a statement to WJZ, “We have spoken to the police and are aware of the situation.”

No comment from Collins yet.

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