Attorney: Dareus accepted into intervention program

June 25, 2014 Updated Jun 25, 2014 at 4:57 PM EDT

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Attorney: Dareus accepted into intervention program

June 25, 2014 Updated Jun 25, 2014 at 4:57 PM EDT

Buffalo (WKBW) Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has been accepted into a pre-trial intervention program in Alabama that could potentially reduce felony drug charges in his home state.

Dareus' attorney Rod Giddens confirmed to Eyewitness Sports Director Jeff Russo that the program includes court ordered counseling and should be concluded within 30 days. Successful completion of the intervention program could lead to felony charges potentially being dismissed in Alabama.

Dareus was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia when he was arrested in Cleburne County Alabama on May 5th.

Dareus is also due in court in Hamburg on July 1st to face misdemeanor charges stemming from an alleged street race.

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