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Vikings receiver arrested
Atlanta police say Campbell had stolen gun, marijuana
BY BETH WARREN
Cox News Service
ATLANTA — Vikings wide receiver Kelly Campbell was arrested on weapons and drug charges Thursday near the Georgia Dome.
Campbell, 24, is charged with possession of marijuana and theft by receiving stolen property involving a Smith & Wesson handgun, police records show.
An Atlanta police officer stopped Campbell at 2:15 p.m. EST after watching the SUV he was driving cross the center line on Fair Street to pass three or four cars, and drive in the wrong lane for 500 feet, the police report said. When the officer walked over to Campbell's driver's side window, he said, he smelled a strong odor of marijuana.
The officer searched Campbell's 2003 GMC Denali and found the handgun, reported stolen in Florida, and 16 grams of marijuana under the center console, the incident report said. The SUV was impounded, and police confiscated Campbell's diamond earrings, which the athlete said are worth $18,000, and a $12,000 Geneva Elite watch.
"Obviously, we are disappointed that this incident did occur," Vikings coach Mike Tice told the Pioneer Press. "We have no other comment until the legal system does its part."
Campbell, a restricted free agent, started three games last season, his third in the NFL.
Campbell was arrested in Cobb County, Ga., in 1999 on a charge of misdemeanor marijuana possession. The solicitor's office dropped the charge in June 2000.