Baltimore Ravens Cut Alex Collins After Arrest On Narcotics And Gun Charges


The Baltimore Ravens waived running back Alex Collins on Friday.

Collins, 24, was arrested early Friday morning on narcotics and gun charges. WBAL TV Channel 11 reports police were called after a black Chevrolet Corvette crashed into a tree. Collins was found asleep in the driver’s seat of the car.

He reportedly told officers he was not injured but had fallen asleep waiting for a towing service to respond. Police smelled marijuana inside the car and found five ounces of it in a glass jar in the floorboard. A handgun was also found and Collins was arrested.

Collins told police he was on his way to dropping off a friend when he lost control of his car on a snow-covered roadway. He was waiting on a tow truck when he fell asleep in the car. The passenger exited the vehicle and reportedly walked the rest of the way home. No one was injured in the crash.

Police spoke with the passenger, Tykheem Jaquon Deundrea Dunaway, who offered a conflicting story as to whom the marijuana belonged to. A search warrant was obtained for Collins’ house where police recovered two rifles, ammunition and less than 10 grams of marijuana.

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 posted bond following an initial bail hearing just after midnight Friday.

The passenger was also arrested and charged with CDS possession with intent to distribute and possess of marijuana in excess of 10 grams of marijuana. He was released on $5000 bond early Saturday morning.