Originally written on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 2/23/12
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Troubled former Major League outfielder Elijah Dukes was arrested early Thursday morning in the Tampa, Florida area after he tried to eat a bag of marijuana. Dukes' 2011 Chevrolet Camaro was pulled over for a traffic violation. According to the Tampa Bay Times: 

Police said after the pulled Dukes over, they noticed a small bag of marijuana on his lap. He then tried to dispose of the marijuana by sticking it in his mouth as if he was going to ingest it.
After police removed the bag from his mouth and took Dukes into custody, they noticed a marijuana blunt "resting on his right ear," according to the police report.

Dukes faces charges of tampering with physical evidence, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a cancelled, suspended or revoked license.
 
His bail was set at $4,750.
 
Dukes has been arrested five times in the past year, mostly on charges of driving with a suspended, cancelled or revoked license. In the past, he's also been accused of hitting his girlfriend and arrested for not paying child support.
 
In 2010, he owed three women a total of $143,000 in child support and alimony.

Dukes had played most recently for the Nationals.  Currently, he is not winning.


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