Packers DT Letroy Guion arrested for felony marijuana, firearm possession
Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion was arrested for felony marijuana possession and felony possession of a firearm in Starke, Fla., Tuesday night, Capt. Barry Warren confirmed to SI.com Wednesday.
The arrest was first reported by Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin.
Shortly after 11 p.m. ET on Tuesday, a police officer pulled Guion over after he failed to maintain a single lane, according to a press release from the department. As the officer approached Guion's truck, he smelled marijuana. A search of the vehicle yielded two gallon-sized bags of marijuana totaling 357 grams, a firearm and $190,028.81 in cash.
Guion was "extremely uncooperative and hostile" during the traffic stop, police said. Guion "rushed" toward the truck's passenger door and attempted to a remove a black bag from the passenger seat.
After placing Guion in handcuffs, the officer saw that the bag was partially unzipped and could see a marijuana-type substance inside. A chemical test confirmed that the substance was marijuana and Guion was placed under arrest.
Possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana is a felony in Florida, punishable by up to five years in prison. Possession of a firearm in commission of a felony "regardless of whether the use of a weapon is an element of the felony" carries a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison if convicted.
Guion, 27, just completed his first season with the Packers. He started all 16 games, recording 32 tackles and 3.5 sacks. Guion was a fifth-round pick by the Minnesota Vikings in 2008 and played there until 2013. He signed a one-year contract with Green Bay in March 2014.
The Packers released a statement Wednesday regarding the arrest.
"We are aware of a serious matter involving Letroy Guion. We have not yet spoken to Letroy and we will have no further comment."
Guion is a native of Starke, a small town in northern Florida, and attended Florida State University.
- Dan Gartland