CCSO: Miami Dolphins player arrested on drug charges

Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Leon Orr was arrested Tuesday and faces charges for possession of marijuana and a controlled substance, according to the Collier County Sheriff's Office.

Orr, 24, was booked into the Naples Jail Center and posted the $7,000 bond. He faces a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana (not more than 20 grams) and a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance.

Deputies stopped Orr Tuesday afternoon on eastbound Interstate 75 near the toll plaza, not far from Collier Boulevard, because his black BMW appeared to have illegally tinted windows, according to an arrest report.

When deputies approached Orr's car, they "could immediately smell the odor of the marijuana coming from inside the vehicle," the report stated.

Orr told deputies that he had been pulled over for the window tints a week earlier and showed officers the citation, according to the report.

Deputies asked Orr to step out of his car and noticed that "he was adjusting his shorts" while facing away from the deputies, the report stated. They began patting Orr down for weapons and noticed that Orr was "hesitant" when they asked him "to separate his legs," according to the report.

"I told him he was hesitant because he had marijuana stuffed down his pants and that he needed to just be honest about it," deputies wrote in the report.

Because of Orr's "nervous behavior and hesitation" to listen to and cooperate with the instructions, deputies detained him, according to the report.

After checking Orr, deputies began searching his car. There they found a gray backpack on the front passenger seat floor board. Inside the backpack deputies found "what appeared to be three glass vials containing what appeared to be marijuana wax," the report stated. They also found "a green plastic bottle containing a red liquid inside," according to the report. The front label of the bottle read "kush syrup" and the back label said the substance contained cannabis, the report stated.

On the front driver's door map pocket deputies found an additional bottle, this one orange in color, with similar labels, according to the report.

Deputies tested the substance in the green bottle and results came back positive for THC, according to the report. The wax substance also tested positive for marijuana, the report stated.

The drugs, the "in-car DVD" and a gun were placed into evidence, according to the report.

Orr was recently promoted from the Dolphins' practice squad to the team's 53-man roster, the Sun-Sentinel reported. The defensive tackle was inactive for the Dolphins game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Orr, a native of Largo, played college football at the University of Florida, but was kicked off the team during his senior season when he returned to the Gainesville campus before a road game at Vanderbilt because he was upset he wouldn't be starting, USA Today reported in 2015. The fifth-year senior apologized two days later in a tweet that said he put his family ahead of his team, but then-coach Will Muschamp announced that Orr wouldn't be allowed to return to the program.

The Oakland Raiders signed Orr as an undrafted free agent in 2015 and played there three games. The Miami Dolphins signed him to their practice squad in September, the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson reported.

Dolphins head coach Adam Gase told reporters Wednesday that he found out about Orr's arrest during practice that day and that the team immediately released him.

"We’re in the middle of the season," Gase said. "We have priorities and this is the No. 1 priority. If guys have other priorities, then they can go about their business somewhere else.”

Orr has one tackle for the season in five games for the Dolphins.


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