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Tenpenny arrested by North Little Rock police

Former North Little Rock high school football player Altee Tenpenny was arrested on March 24 after a traffic stop.

Tenpenny is a freshman at the University of Alabama where he plays football.

He was back in North Little Rock for Spring Break at the time of the arrest.

In the arrest report, officer Jeffrey Coburn wrote that Tenpenny’s vehicle, a newer model Dodge Charger, had an “inoperational license plate light” and was stopped on McCain Boulevard.

Coburn began speaking to Tenpenny and “I noticed he appeared extremely nervous and his hands were shaking uncontrollably,” Coburn wrote.

He added, “I could detect the odor of burnt marijuana [emanating] from within the vehicle.”

Coburn then asked Tenpenny when was the last time he had used marijuana.

“Tenpenny told me he ‘smoked a blunt’ with his older brother about an hour ago.”

Coburn then asked Tenpenny if there was any additional marijuana in the vehicle and the police officer was told no.

As additional officers arrived, Coburn then did a preliminary search of the vehicle.

“I located a clear plastic bag that contained a green leafy substance I recognized to be marijuana,” Coburn wrote.

Coburn then asked Tenpenny about the suspected marijuana.

“Tenpenny then admitted to knowing the marijuana was there and said it belonged to him,” Coburn said.

Coburn said the substance in the bag showed it was marijuana in a field test.

Tenpenny was arrested and later released with a court date of April 10.

Tenpenny played in all 13 games for Alabama last season as a true freshman. He scored one touchdown last season and rushed for 82 yards. He primarily played on special teams.

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