Bucs’ Akeem Spence arrested, charged with marijuana possession

Buccaneers defensive tackle Akeem Spence had 29 tackles and a sack in his rookie season.

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Bucs rookie defensive tackle Akeem Spence was arrested Tuesday afternoon following a traffic stop and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, the Escambia County Sheriff’s office confirmed.

NorthEscambia.com reported earlier that an Alabama State trooper caught Spence, 22, driving in excess of 100 mph in Flomaton, Ala., near the Alabama-Florida state line north of Pensacola, and a search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of an unspecified amount of marijuana. He was booked into the Escambia County Jail and later released on a $3,000 bond.

Spence, an Illinois product drafted in the fourth round, 100th overall, last April, had 29 tackles and one sack for Tampa Bay last season. He started 14 games.

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