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Dark Window Tint Leads to Drug Charges for Ex-Jags Wideout Jimmy Smith?

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By Javier Lavagnino, Esq. on April 23, 2009 10:40 AM

Former Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith has been charged with a variety of drug offenses after getting pulled over in Jacksonville, Florida.

Smith was reportedly pulled over not because of speeding or some kind of problem with his driving, but instead for the excessive window tint on his 2009 Benz. Unfortunately for Smith, although the tinting might keep someone from seeing anything illicit in plain sight within the vehicle, it apparently didn't stop police from catching a whiff of burnt marijuana in the car. An ensuing search discovered "crack cocaine, marijuana and a business card with powder cocaine residue in the car's center console."

TMZ had a few more details on the arrest and charges indicating that Smith got booked for "felony possession of cocaine, possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license. Smith was also charged with "felony possession/sell of a controlled substance." Because the charges include felonies some jail time could possibly come into play here.

As noted by the AP, Smith has had drug-related problems in the past. He got suspended for four games in 2003 for "violating the league's substance-abuse policy. He then publicly acknowledged an addiction and spent several weeks in rehab."

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