Former Falcons running back Jamal Anderson was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Anderson, 36, and Mark Daniel Hudson, 20, both of Duluth, were caught sniffing powder cocaine off the back of a toilet tank by an off duty police officer. The two were found in the same stall inside the men’s room at Peachtree Tavern about 3 a.m.
A tavern patron alerted an off-duty Atlanta police officer to possible illegal drug use inside the restroom, he said.
“The patron had heard what he thought was sniffing from inside the stall and told the off-duty officer,” Redmond said. “The officer went into the restroom, heard the same sniffing and peered over the stall door. He saw Jamal Anderson and Mark Hudson sniffing two lines of powdered cocaine off the back of the toilet.”
Police said they found a 1-inch square bag of cocaine and a marijuana cigarette inside Anderson’s pocket. The men were arrested without incident and booked into the Fulton County Jail for felony possession of cocaine. Anderson was also cited for misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
Both men will be held overnight pending a first appearance in Magistrate Court at 11 a.m. Monday, said jail spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan.
Redmond said the tavern could be investigated for allowing Hudson, who is underage, inside the bar. (Source)