Former No. 2 NFL pick Greg Robinson held on 8 felony drug charges

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GLENDALE, ARIZONA - DECEMBER 15: Offensive tackle Greg Robinson #78 of the Cleveland Browns on the bench during the second half of the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on December 15, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Browns 38-24. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Greg Robinson is facing multiple felony drug charges. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Former NFL offensive lineman Greg Robinson faces eight felony charges after police say they found him in possession of multiple drugs with the intent to distribute.

Robinson, the No. 2 pick in the 2014 draft, was in custody on Wednesday in a Louisiana jail facing a $315,000 bond. The Thibodaux Police Department announced his arrest on Wednesday.

According to police, a K-9 unit pulled Robinson over on a traffic stop at midnight on Monday in Thibodaux. A police dog alerted officers to the presence of drugs in Robinson's Cadillac Escalade, initiating a search, per the report. Police say they found multiple drugs in the vehicle, prompting them to obtain a warrant to search multiple properties owned by Robinson.

Police: Robinson possessed cocaine, meth, other drugs

According to police, they subsequently found approximately 3.16 pounds of suspected crystal methamphetamine, 2.22 pounds of suspected cocaine, four grams of crack cocaine, 227 doses of suspected hydrocodone, 48 doses of suspected oxycodone, 18 doses of alprazolam and 38.89 pounds of suspected marijuana.

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Police say the also found drug trafficking equipment and paraphernalia, gun magazines and ammunition and a "small amount" of cash. They estimated the value of the drugs at $120,810.

Robinson is charged with two counts of intent to distribute cocaine, two counts of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and one count each of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, hydrocodone, alprazolam and methamphetamine, all felonies. He's being held in the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex, approximately 65 miles west of New Orleans.

Robinson hasn't played since previous arrest

Robinson, 29, played six NFL seasons as a starting left tackle with the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams, Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns. The Rams selected him out of Auburn in 2014. He last played for the Browns in 2019. He earned more than $29 million in salary during his playing career.

Robinson was previously arrested alongside former Auburn teammate Quan Bray on a marijuana charge in 2020. Border Patrol agents said they found Bray and Robinson in possession of 156.9 pounds of marijuana, cash and distribution equipment at a border checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, Texas. It's not clear how or if that case was resolved for Robinson. Bray has since pleaded guilty to one charge while having another dropped and gone on to play in the CFL. Robinson was slated to become a free agent at the time of his previous arrest and hasn't played since.