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WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder arrested for marijuana possession

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder on Wednesday spoke to the media about his road to recovery after undergoing two surgeries to repair a broken hand and a torn biceps. (abc3340.com)

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, 31, was arrested on a marijuana possession charge in Tuscaloosa.

Police officers conducted a traffic stop for a tint violation on a Cadillac Escalade in the area of Skyland Boulevard and McFarland Boulevard on Wednesday. Authorities say they smelled marijuana from inside the vehicle when they approached the car.

After obtaining consent to search the vehicle, officers recovered a misdemeanor amount of marijuana from the vehicle.

The driver, Deontay Wilder, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and later posted $1,000 bond.

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