With a new coaching staff and soon to be front office in place, the last thing any player needs to do is get off on the wrong foot. Unfortunately for Buccaneers defensive tackle Akeem Spence, that was the case Tuesday afternoon, when Spence was stopped in Flomaton, Ala for speeding and after a vehicle search police added a marijuana possession charge.
According to a report on northescambia.com, Spence was stopped by an Alabama State Trooper who clocked him in excess of 100 mph. A search of his vehicle by a law enforcement K-9 located an unspecified amount of marijuana in his vehicle.
Spence was booked into the Escambia County Detention Center on charges of unlawful possession of marijuana second degree and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He was released shortly after his arrest on a $3,000 bond.
Spence was a fourth-round selection in last April’s NFL Draft and started 14 of 16 games notching 29 tackles and one sack.
The Buccaneers have not issued a statement about the incident.
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