Marcell Dareus charged with felony drug possession in Alabama

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Cleburne County Jail in Alabama tells News 4 that Buffalo Bills DL Marcell Dareus was arrested Monday night on felony charges of drug possession.

Dareus was taken into custody in Cleburne County by a state trooper for being in possession of synthetic cannabis, or “spice,” according to a report from WVUA. He is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was released in 45 minutes after posting $3,000 bail.

Dareus attended high school in Birmingham, and played college football for the University of Alabama. He signed a four-year deal with the Bills in 2011. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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