Former Raiders’ Cornerback Damon Arnette Attempts To Resolve Cocaine Case By Entering Diversion Program
Former Raiders Cornerback Damon Arnette is reportedly attempting to resolve his cocaine case in Florida by entering into a diversion program. Arnette will remain a part of the program for three to six months and must meet all of the required conditions in order to have his charges revisited by prosecutors. The conditions include submitting random drug tests, completing a substance abuse evaluation, making monthly reports, paying program fees, and more.
Back in July, Arnette was reportedly pulled over twice in one night in Miami Beach, Florida. Arnette was pulled over in a gray Dodger Charger. The first stop reportedly happened at approximately 8:56 PM on a Monday evening, when Arnette was issued a citation for allegedly driving on a suspended license. Documents say police had warned him not to drive until his license was reinstated.
The second traffic stop reportedly happened hours later, at approximately 12:48 AM on a Tuesday morning. Police said they noticed Arnette driving the same Dodger Charger, and placed him under arrest after verifying it was him behind the wheel. Police also issued him a citation for knowingly driving with a suspended license. Arnette was searched during the arrest, and allegedly had a small baggie “containing a white powdery substance consistent with that of cocaine” in his front pocket, according to police. On top of finding the substance, police also say they allegedly found a straw “that was cut into a small piece resembling a device that is common for cocaine usage.”
According to jail records, Arnette was booked at 3:09 AM on a total of three charges. Those charges include possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving on a suspended license. This is not the only time Arnette has had a run-in with the law.
Back in January 2022, the 26-year-old was arrested in Las Vegas after he allegedly threatened a valet with a gun. A witness claimed that Arnette attempted to retrieve a car without a valet ticket, which led to a dispute that happened at the Park MGM on Las Vegas Boulevard. At that time, Arnette was reportedly charged with five felonies — 2 counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of possession of a controlled substance, one count of possession of marijuana or cannabis and one count of carrying or concealing a gun without a permit.
A TikTok video of Arnette allegedly threatening someone with various types of guns went viral after being posted on Twitter.
WARNING: Graphic video below
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