Smith was allegedly pulled over for having no tag light and following another vehicle too closely in Abbeville, Alabama. The arresting officer smelled marijuana in the car and found it under the back seat after a search, reports said.
Smith could be suspended for at least a one game, Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity said. Smith and a passenger in the car, Dazme Rayshaun Woods of Atlanta, face misdemeanor charges of possessing less than an ounce of marijuana. Smith was released on $2,000 bond Monday. Woods was released on $3,000 bond. Woods’ bond was higher because he was arrested last week for felony marijuana possession.
Another starting cornerback, Sanders Commings, was arrested on a domestic violence charge in Athens on Jan. 21. Coach Mark Richt suspended Commings for the first two games of the 2012 season.
On Friday, former Georgia tight end Orson Charles was arrested in Athens on a drunken driving charge. Charles, who was a junior on the 2011 team, left school early to enter the NFL draft.