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.
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.
A handgun was also recovered from the front driver side floorboard.
Collins was placed under arrest at 7:35 a.m.
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 Ravens said in a statement to WJZ, “We have spoken to the police and are aware of the situation.”
No comment from Collins yet.