Ex-Raven Collins charged with felony

Former Ravens running back Alex Collins has been charged with two misdemeanors and a felony after his involvement in an auto accident near Owings Mills and subsequent arrest.

Collins was waived last night by the team after news of his arrest broke. The Ravens broke the news via their Twitter account.

Baltimore County police have charged Collins with two misdemeanors: possession of more than 10 grams of marijuana and possession of a handgun.

The third, and most serious charge, of possession with intent to distribute marijuana is a felony. The police report indicates that approximately 142 grams of marijuana was found in Collins’ car at the time of his arrest.

Collins told police he was driving a friend home around 4:30 a.m. Friday when he lost control of his car on a snowy road in Owings Mills and crashed into a tree.

Police said Collins fell asleep while waiting for a tow truck service to respond and authorities arrived at the scene, not far from the Ravens training complex, later that morning. No injuries were reported.

According to authorities, a search of Collins vehicle turned up a jar with marijuana and a handgun on the passenger floorboard.

Subsequent interviews with Collins and his passenger resulted in conflicting reports regarding whom the marijuana belongs to.

Collins was released on $7,500 early Saturday morning.

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