TAMPA, FL. (CBS Tampa) – Former Rays outfielder Elijah Dukes was arrested early this morning on drug possession charges.
Dukes, 27, was arrested around 1 a.m. at Nebraska Avenue N and Norfolk Street E. According to arrest records, Dukes faces charges of possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence and driving with a canceled, suspended, or revoked license. His bond is set at $4,750.
Dukes was last in jail in March 2011 after being charged with aggravated battery on his pregnant ex-girlfriend. Other past charges include assault, domestic violence and contempt of court. In 2007, Dukes was accused of impregnating a teen in foster care at a relative of Duke’s. In 2010, he owed three women child support and alimony which totaled over $140,000.
Dukes played for the Rays in 2007 and last played with the Nationals in 2009.