Elijah Dukes tried to eat a bag of weed before being arrested

Here’s something that should not come as a surprise. Elijah Duke got arrested. The last time we saw him, he was being charged with aggravated assault for hitting his pregnant girlfriend.

This trip to the pokey is on possession of marijuana charge and destroying evidence charges. The destroy evidence charge? Well, ol Elijah tried to eat the bag of weed before the cops could catch him with it. Because that always works.

Tampa police pulled over Dukes’ orange Chevy Camaro for a routine traffic stop at Nebraska and Sligh avenues at 1:08 a.m. today, according to an arrest report.

When officers approached him, they saw flakes of marijuana on Dukes’ shirt, the report said. Dukes, 27, who played for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2007, was also trying to eat a small bag of pot, police said.

Dukes, of 5528 Liberty Plain Circle, Tampa, was charged with tampering with physical evidence, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and three counts of driving with a canceled or suspended license, according to the sheriff’s office.

He was in a county jail Thursday morning with bail set at $4,750.

Oh, Elijah. You just don’t learn.

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