Former OSU Football Player Justin Blackmon Arrested For Marijuana Possession

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 9:51 am
By: News 9

Former Oklahoma State football player Justin Blackmon was arrested for the possession of marijuana following a traffic stop Wednesday night in Edmond.

According to Edmond police, at about 6:30 p.m., an officer stopped a car driven by Blackmon for a traffic violation at Edmond Road and Kelly Avenue. Police said the car was going westbound approaching the intersection, when it drove into the eastbound lanes in order to navigate around stopped traffic to enter the southbound turn lane.

Police said Blackmon did not have a driver's license with him. While speaking to Blackmon, the officer said he could smell an odor of marijuana coming from inside the car. 

The officer said he asked Blackmon to step out of the car. At that time, Blackmon admitted to there being marijuana in the car.

Blackmon, police said, also admitted that he had been smoking a "blunt" of marijuana while he was driving, and that a full "blunt" was contained within a box of Swisher Sweets inside the car.

After a search, police said they found three grams of marijuana. Blackmon was arrested on one count of possession of marijuana and one count of improper passing on the left.

Police said throughout the incident, Blackmon was extremely honest and cooperative. He has been released from the jail after posting a $657 bond.

Blackmon was a two-time All-American and Biletnikoff Award winner while at Oklahoma State. He was selected fifth overall in the 2012 NFL Draft making him the highest-drafted Cowboy since Barry Sanders in 1989.

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A month after being drafted, Blackmon was arrested in Stillwater for driving under the influence of alcohol. A year later, April 20, 2013, he was handed a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's Substance Abuse Policy. He was indefinitely suspended later in the 2013 season for a repeat violation. Blackmon is eligible to apply for reinstatement before the 2014 season but Jaguars GM David Caldwell announced it is unlikely Blackmon will be back on the team this year.

 5/2/2014 Related Story: Jaguars GM Says 2014 Blackmon Return Unlikely

 Blackmon was also arrested for a DUI in Texas as a sophomore in 2010 and suspended a game.