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Ex-Ray Elijah Dukes arrested on drug charges
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TAMPA, Florida (AP) - Former Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Elijah Dukes was arrested by Tampa police on drug charges.

The arrest happened early Thursday when Dukes' 2011 Chevrolet Camaro was pulled over for a traffic violation.

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Police say they noticed a small bag of marijuana on Dukes' lap and he then tried to stick the drug in his mouth as if he was going to ingest it.

Officers also noticed a marijuana cigarette tucked behind Dukes' ear. The 27-year-old is being held on $4,750 bail at the Hillsborough County Jail. It's unclear whether he's retained an attorney. He faces charges of tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana and possession of drug.

Dukes has been arrested five times in the past year, mostly on driving offenses.

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