Lawyer: Marcell Dareus applies for intervention program

June 10, 2014 Updated Jun 10, 2014 at 9:03 PM EDT

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Lawyer: Marcell Dareus applies for intervention program

June 10, 2014 Updated Jun 10, 2014 at 9:03 PM EDT

Buffalo (WKBW) Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has taken the next step in addressing felony drug charges he faces in Alabama.

Rod Gidden, Dareus' attorney, tells Eyewitness Sports Director Jeff Russo that the defensive tackle has submitted an application in Alabama to enter a pre-trail intervention program. Gidden says that the successful completion of that program "could result in a dismissal".

ESPN's Mike Rodak was first with the story on Tuesday and reports that the intervention program includes drug counseling.

Dareus was arrested on May 5th in Cleburne County Alabama and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was speeding on Interstate 20 when he was stopped.

Dareus also faces misdemeanor charges from an alleged car race on May 30th in Hamburg.

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