This week, Greg Robinson, who plays on the Cleveland Browns, was arrested for allegedly transporting drugs after law enforcement at the Sierra Blanca checkpoint outside of El Paso, Texas, found 157 pounds of marijuana packed in duffel bags in a car he was in. This much marijuana has an estimated street value of over $500,000.
Fellow football player Quan Bray, and a third individual identified as an Uber driver, along with Robinson, were all detained by police. Robinson and Bray were charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. They could face up to 20 years in prison if found guilty.
According to the criminal complaint by the U.S. Department of Justice, Robinson and Bray hired an Uber driver they had known since 2018 to take them from Los Angeles to Louisiana in a trip that began on Sunday. Robinson allegedly instructed Bray to take over as the driver as they approached the checkpoint on Interstate 10, and told the third individual to claim the marijuana as their own should they be stopped by officers.
The Uber driver had refused, according to the complaint, saying he wouldn’t have driven the pair had he known there were drugs in the car.
A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol canine officer alerted law enforcement that something was in the vehicle when the men were stopped. A search uncovered 157 pounds of marijuana packed in duffel bags in the rear cargo area.