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Georgia's Smith charged with marijuana possession

By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia cornerback Branden Smith has been arrested and charged with marijuana possession in Alabama.

Henry County Sherriff William Maddox says Smith was pulled over late Sunday for having no tag light and following another vehicle too closely in Abbeville in southeastern Alabama. Smith is a junior, and the third starter from last year's team to be arrested in the offseason.

The sheriff says the arresting officer smelled marijuana in the car and found it under the back seat after a search.

Smith and a passenger in the car were arrested and charged with possessing less than an ounce of marijuana.

The sheriff says Smith was released on $2,000 bond at 2:15 a.m. on Monday.

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