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Report: Two Georgia Defensive Starters Investigated For Marijuana Use

A pair of Georgia football defensive starters were investigated for alleged marijuana use over the weekend, according to a report.

Per Dawg Nation, police were called to a dorm room in McWhorter Hall on Georgia's campus Saturday night by an R.A. who "reported a strong odor of marijuana coming from the fourth floor of the dorm. The police traced the smell to a room occupied by tarting linebackers Roquan Smith and Natrez Patrick.

Neither Natrez Patrick nor Roquan Smith — both starting inside linebackers — were arrested in the incident, which occurred at 9:14 p.m. Saturday. A search of Patrick’s dorm room “produced no marijuana of testable quantity,” according to police.

However, police said Patrick admitted to keeping marijuana in a hidden compartment built within a fake can of Arizona Strawberry Tea that was confiscated. Other discoveries police reported after securing a search warrant were a “green smoke buddy” (an air-filter device often used to masked the smell of marijuana when in use), tobacco gutted from Black N’ Mild cigars, several lighters and rolled up towels pushed up against door cracks, according to the incident report.

Through seven games, Patrick and Smith are leading the Bulldogs in tackles with 42 and 39 stops respectively. Patrick also has recorded one sack and Smith has forced and recovered a fumble.

Georgia (4-3) has a bye this week before facing off against Florida in Jacksonville on Oct. 29.