Mincy was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over in Abbeville, Alabama, for allegedly speeding prior to the arrest, according to a member of the Henry County Sheriff's Office, who was not authorized to provide any further details.
"It was a routine stop on 431 near Great Southern Wood in Abbeville of a car doing 92 in a 65," Henry County Sheriff William Maddox told The Dothan Eagle. "The officer went to the car and smelled marijuana. There were two males and two females in the car and one of the males had shake all over his shirt sitting in the car in the back and there was a bag of marijuana near him. That person happened to be Jonathon Mincy of the Auburn football team."
Mincy, a three-year starter at cornerback for the defending SEC champion Tigers, was named in May to the 2014 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List, which recognizes a defensive player who makes the biggest impact on and off the football field.
A senior from Decatur, Georgia, Mincy finished last season with 56 tackles and one interception. He was second on the team with 14 pass breakups.
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn told reporters at the open of spring practice that Mincy was "really ready to step up as a leader back there."
"Jonathon's a guy that has a lot of quality big-game experience," Malzahn said. "He's a guy that we'll rely on to really lead that back end, specifically that corner position."