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Report: Marcell Dareus arrested in Alabama for synthetic marijuana possession

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TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 8: Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus #99 of the Buffalo Bills during the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. Tampa Bay defeated Buffalo Bills 27-6. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)

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Just over a week after the Buffalo Bills elected to pick up his fifth-year option for 2015, defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has run into legal problems.

According to Travis Leder of WVUA-TV in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Dareus was arrested last night in Cleburne County for being in possession of synthetic marijuana.

Dareus was reportedly arrested by a state patrol officer and released within an hour of his arrest.

Dareus made the Pro Bowl for the first time last season for Buffalo. However, he was also benched by the Bills for the first half of their game against the New England Patriots in December for a violation of team rules.

Dareus recorded 71 tackles and 7.5 sacks for Buffalo last season.

UPDATE 10:40 p.m. ET: Per Leder, Alabama State Troopers say Dareus was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and felony possession of drug paraphernalia. He was initially pulled over on Interstate 20 (the freeway connecting Birmingham, Ala. and Atlanta) for speeding.