Former Ravens running back Alex Collins’ trial on drug and weapon charges in Baltimore County Circuit Court was postponed Monday and rescheduled for next month.
Collins, 24, who appeared in court Monday with his attorney, has a plea hearing scheduled July 3 and a court trial July 22, according to court records.
Collins is charged with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a firearm during a drug-trafficking crime, both felonies. His other two charges, possession of more than 10 grams of marijuana and possession of a handgun in a vehicle, are misdemeanors.
After an odor of marijuana at the scene of the crash prompted a search of Collins’ car, police said they found a clear glass jar containing about 5 ounces of marijuana as well as a black revolver. According to charging documents, Collins said he owned the handgun and told police he had other guns at his home. Police said they found two rifles and several hundred rounds of ammunition while executing a search warrant.
Charges of intent to distribute marijuana and possession of marijuana were dropped against Dunaway in late March, according to court records.
“There are disputed facts in this case, and we look forward to working that out,” Collins’ attorney, Andrew I. Alperstein, said after Collins was released on bail in early March. “Alex is a nice young man and has been a wonderful contributor to our community in Baltimore and I hope folks will give him the benefit of the doubt as the facts flesh out.”
Before Collins’ release, his future with the Ravens was already unclear, as he was set to become a restricted free agent. About a month before training camps open across the NFL, he remains unsigned.