Former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith was arrested and spent Wednesday night in jail after Florida Highway Patrol trooper arrested Smith after finding crack cocaine and marijuana in his car during a traffic stop. Read more on Jimmy Smith’s arrest and court appearance below.
Jimmy Smith appeared before a judge Thursday on charges of possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license. Smith was arrested after being pulled over for excessive window tint.
Troopers pulled over Smith’s 2009 Mercedes, and Jimmy got out and immediately told troopers he was driving on a suspended license.
The trooper asked Smith to roll down his driver’s side window so that he could check the tint. But then Smith opened the driver’s door and the trooper smelled a strong odor of marijuana from inside the vehicle and saw marijuana residue on the driver’s seat and center console.
Smith was handcuffed and placed into the back of a trooper’s car.
Troopers further searched Smith’s car and found another three grams marijuana and one half-smoked joint, rolling papers, six grams of crack cocaine and powder cocaine residue on a business card. Busted!
Jimmy Smith was charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession with intent to sell crack cocaine, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license suspended.
At Smith’s hearing on Thursday morning, a judge set bond at $11,500 — $10,000 of that on the intent to sell charge.
Smith played for the Jaguars for 11 years and was a leader in catches, yardage and receiving touchdowns. He also played in five Pro Bowls. He retired in 2005.
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