UPDATE: Former Alabama running back Le’Ron McClain arrested in Tuscaloosa on spice trafficking charge

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Le’Ron McClain, a former running back at the University of Alabama, was arrested by West Alabama Narcotics Task Force agents on a synthetic marijuana trafficking charge, according to our news partners at al.com.

A warrant was issued for McClain Wednesday afternoon, charging him with one count of trafficking in a synthetic controlled substance, according to the Tuscaloosa Police Department.

The former San Diego Chargers player went to police headquarters in Tuscaloosa to answer questions about 122 grams of spice that was recently seized. Police said McClain left the building while authorities waited on the results from chemical testing of the synthetic marijuana. They say he was told not to leave the city because they expected charges to be filed against him.

When Tuscaloosa police tried to serve the warrant at McClain’s mother’s house, she told officers he had left the state.

McClain was arrested later that night on University Blvd, just two hours after police talked to his mother.

McClain was released by the San Diego Chargers in March 2014.

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