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Dolphins defensive tackle Leon Orr arrested for two drug charges; Immediately waived

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Former Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Leon Orr, who had been making an impact as a rotational defensive lineman in recent weeks, was waived by the Dolphins during practice on Wednesday after the team received word of a Tuesday night arrest. Orr was arrested and charged with possession or marijuana and possession of a controlled substance in Collier County, according to the Naples Daily News.

Orr has one tackle in five games for the Dolphins. He was promoted from the practice squad late in October.

The police stopped Orr on I-75 for illegal tint on the windows. As they approached the vehicle, they smelled marijuana, according to the police report as the Naples Daily News relayed. Orr told police he had been stopped for the illegal tint the previous week, and had the citation for the violation to show to police. After Orr refused to spread his legs for a pat down search, the police detained him, believing he had marijuana in his pants. When searching his car, police found three glass vial with “what appeared to be marijuana wax.” The also discovered a green plastic bottle with a red liquid which included a label indicating cannabis was in the liquid.

According to multiple media reports, the Dolphins found out about the arrest during practice. He was immediately waived.