Former UA RB Dee Hart arrested for marijuana and giving false name

Tuscaloosa Police Department

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — On Sunday, February 16th, Tuscaloosa Police Officers arrested Demetrius Damar “Dee” Hart, former running back for the Alabama Crimson Tide, for Giving a False Name and Possession of Marijuana.

Officers were responding to a call of counterfeit money being received at a Texaco gas station off of Greensboro Avenue. The arriving officers spoke with the cashier who had stated that a customer, who was still inside the store, had attempted to use counterfeit money. When officers approached the customer, he had identified himself with a false name. The customer was later identified as Demetrius “Dee” Hart, a 21-year-old former running back for the Alabama Crimson Tide football team. Police arrested Hart for giving a false name to law enforcement officials. When the vehicle arrived at the Tuscaloosa Police station, officers detected a strong odor of marijuana when attempting to remove Hart from the back seat. They discovered a ziplock bag containing 8 grams of weed by his feet.

Hart was transferred to the Tuscaloosa County Jail for 1 count of Giving a False Name and 1 count of Possession of Marijuana (2nd Degree). His bond was set at $1,300, which he since bonded out from. The investigation into the counterfeit money used is still ongoing.

Hart is no longer on the Alabama football team. That is not new after his arrest on Sunday. University officials announced Monday that the running back hasn’t been with the Crimson Tide since the Sugar Bowl loss in January.

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