Alabama early enrollee facing drug, weapon charges following traffic stop in Florida
Alabama freshman quarterback Tony Mitchell was arrested in Florida and charged with marijuana possession with intent to sell or deliver earlier this week during Crimson Tide spring break. Mitchell was driving with another man, Christopher Lewis, as a passenger when police found “the smell of burnt marijuana” at a bus stop on Wednesday, March 15. Holmes County Sheriff’s Office (Florida).
Mitchell and Lewis were taken into custody when a search of the vehicle revealed a significant amount of marijuana, a scale, a loaded gun, and a large amount of cash. Lewis was also charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of sale and/or delivery, and with concealed possession of a firearm without a permit.
Alabama has yet to comment on the allegations as the team remains on spring break, but spring training is due to start on Monday.
Mitchell was a four-star prospect in the 2023 cycle coming out of Alabaster, Alabama. He is one of 26 rookies in Crimson Tide who signed up in January and plan to participate in spring training. 247Sports ranked Mitchell 15th in safety and 194th overall in the 2023 recruiting rankings.