Ricks, who transferred to Alabama from LSU this offseason, was arrested by Mississippi Highway Patrol and booked at 5:15 p.m.
According to an online database, it was Ricks' first marijuana possession charge and his bond was set at $0.
A 6-foot-2 cornerback from California, Ricks started his career at LSU where he earned Freshman All-SEC and AP All-America honors during his first season.
He entered the transfer portal in November, roughly a month after the firing of head coach Ed Orgeron.
Ricks is expected to compete for a starting role at Alabama, which lost starting cornerback Josh Jobe to the NFL.