Marcell Dareus accepted into pre-trial intervention program

Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Dareus is expected to complete the program within 30 days, and upon doing so will very likely see his felony drug charges in Alabama reduced or dismissed.

Jeff Russo of WKBW is reporting that Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has been accepted into a pre-trial intervention program in Alabama. Russo confirmed the news with Dareus' attorney, Rod Giddens.

The intervention program includes court-ordered counseling, according to the report, and Dareus should complete the program within 30 days. The Bills open training camp at St. John Fisher College in less than four weeks, on July 20.

Dareus was arrested on the evening of May 6 in Alabama, and subsequently charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. The pre-trial intervention program, when completed, will reduce those charges, if not have them dismissed outright. Dareus applied for the program just over two weeks ago.

Dareus also has pending litigation locally, following his May 30 arrest stemming from an alleged car race in Buffalo. (Jerry Hughes was reportedly involved in that incident, as well.) He is facing seven separate charges, including three misdemeanors, and is scheduled to appear in Hamburg Town Court next Tuesday, July 1.

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