A former standout running back for North Little Rock High School who now plays for the University of Alabama was arrested last month in his hometown, police records show.
A North Little Rock police report shows 19-year-old Altee Tenpenny was arrested and later issued a criminal citation for possession of a controlled substance.
The arrest was reported earlier Wednesday by Justin Acri, who hosts The Zone on 103.7 The Buzz.
According to the report, an officer stopped Tenpenny's vehicle near McCain Boulevard and Edgemere Street around 2:20 a.m. on March 21 because its license plate light was out.
Tenpenny was driving.
"... I noticed he appeared extremely nervous and his hands were shaking uncontrollably," officer Jeffrey Coburn wrote in the report. "Additionally, I could detect the odor of burnt marijuana emanating from within the vehicle."
The report says Tenpenny admitted smoking a marijuana cigarette an hour prior but said there was no additional marijuana in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed a bag with 2.1 grams of suspected marijuana, the report added.
Tenpenny was arrested, taken to the station for processing and released with a criminal citation, the report said. An April 10 court date is set.
As a freshman at Alabama, Tenpenny played in 13 games, rushing for 82 yards and a touchdown.