Joejuan Williams arrested for drug possession in Tennessee

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Joejuan Williams, the Patriots second round pick in April, was arrested in Tennessee last Friday on a drugs possession charge.

Williams was pulled over for speeding in his home state, which led to Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers finding "an unnamed controlled substance, prescription drugs, and drug paraphernalia" in his car. Williams now faces charges for speeding, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. A first-time drug offense in Tennessee is punishable by up to 1 year in jail and fines up to $2,500.

Williams was drafted 45th overall by the Patriots in the 2019 NFL Draft. The former Vanderbilt Commodore played in nine games last season, primarily on special teams. He recorded four tackles and one pass breakup.