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Detroit Lions Rookie Johnny Culbreath Arrested On Marijuana Possession

Lions rookie Johnny Culbreath was caught in a South Carolina hotel room with marijuana on Monday.

ALLEN PARK, MI - AUGUST 01: Johnny Culbreath #72 and Dan Gerberry #64 of the Detroit Lions go through their daily practice session at the Lions training facility on August 1, 2011 in Allen Park, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
ALLEN PARK, MI - AUGUST 01: Johnny Culbreath #72 and Dan Gerberry #64 of the Detroit Lions go through their daily practice session at the Lions training facility on August 1, 2011 in Allen Park, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Detroit Lions rookie Johnny Culbreath was arrested Monday for marijuana possession while staying at a hotel in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Around 10 AM a hotel employee at the Country Inn and Suites that Culbreath was staying at reported that someone on the fourth floor was using marijuana to local police. They investigated after smelling a strong odor of marijuana and found plant material inside Culbreath's room. Surveillance cameras also caught Culbreath sticking something into a drawer in his room, which Culbreath later said was 'two blunts'.

The rookie went before Orangeburg County Magistrate Richard Murray to settle the case, paying $412.

Culbreath played for three seasons at South Carolina State, starting at offensive tackle all three years and was a seventh round pick by the Lions in the 2011 NFL Draft. He spent the majority of the season on injured reserve after the Lions placed him there in September due to an unspecified illness.

Via the Orangeburg Times And Democrat.

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