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Former Ravens running back arrested on gun and drug charges

Posted: 8:06 AM, Mar 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-04 10:24:08Z
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BALTIMORE — Former Ravens running back, Alex Collins faces gun and marijuana possession charges.

He was arrested early Friday morning in Owings Mills. Baltimore County police responded to a crash in the 10000 block of Dolfield Road. A black Chevorlet Corvette had crashed into a tree. Police say they found Collins asleep in the driving seat. Collins told them he fell asleep waiting for the towing service to show up.

Collins said he and a friend left the Towson area around 4 a.m. and Collins lost control of the car on the snow covered roads. His passenger, 28-year-old Tykheem Jaquon Deundrea Dunaway, chose to walk the rest of the way home. Neither person was injured.

Police say they smelled marijuana inside Collins' car. Police officers say they found a large glass jar containing 141.75 grams of marijuana. They also found a handgun.

Collins and Dunaway gave police conflicting stories as to whom the marijuana belongs. Collins also indicated, after police say he knowingly waived his rights per Miranda, that there were additional firearms and marijuana in his home. Collins remained in police custody while officers obtained a search warrant for the home, recovering two additional rifles, ammunition, and less than 10 grams of marijuana.

Collins is now charged with CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana in Excess of 10 grams, and Handgun in Vehicle. He is released on a $7500 posted bond following an initial bail hearing just after midnight Saturday. Dunaway is also being charged with CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Marijuana in Excess of 10 grams. He was released on a $5000 posted bond following an initial bail hearing early Saturday morning.

The Ravens waived Collins a few hours after the crash.

Collins played for the Ravens for two years. In his first season, he led the team in rushing. Last season he struggled with injury and was placed on injured reserve in December.