STARKE, FLORIDA (WITI/AP) — Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion was arrested following a traffic stop that occurred on Tuesday, February 3rd in his hometown of Starke, Florida. Police say they found more than $190,000, marijuana and a firearm in his vehicle.
The arrested occurred shortly after 11:00 p.m. when Guion was pulled over for failure to stay in his lane. An officer reported he could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
As an officer approached the vehicle, Guion was apparently hanging out of the driver’s side window — asking the officer if he knew who he was, police say. The officer asked Guion to exit the vehicle and called for backup.
When asked if he had anything illegal in the vehicle, such as weapons or narcotics, Guion told police he had a firearm that was registered to him in the vehicle. Police initiated a search of the vehicle and located a 9mm semi-automatic handgun.
As the search continued, police say Guion became “extremely uncooperative and hostile.” An officer reported Guion “kept coming towards the vehicle several times — saying ‘hey man, my money is in there. Don’t let him take my money.'” Guion then rushed the driver’s side of the vehicle in an attempt to remove a black backpack located on the passenger seat. Guion was then placed in handcuffs, police say.
Inside that backpack, police found a large bag containing a green, leafy substance — along with a large plastic bag containing two clear gallon bags — each containing the green, leafy substance. That substance was tested and it was found to be marijuana.
Guion was placed under arrest for felony possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm in commission of a felony. He has made his initial appearance in court — where bond was set at $100,000.
The bags were weighed at 190 grams and 167 grams — for a total of 357 grams of marijuana.
More than $190,000 in cash was also found in the backpack, police say.
The Packers said the team was “aware of a serious matter involving Letroy Guion,” but had no other comment. The team said it had not yet spoken with the seven-year veteran.
Guion’s agent Seth Katz declined comment and referred inquiries to the team.
Green Bay signed Guion to a one-year deal as a free agent last offseason. He turned into a key cog on the defensive line.