Birmingham Anchor On Leave After Drug Arrest

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Birmingham News

ABC 33/40 weekend anchor Roy Hobbs, who Birmingham police said was arrested over the weekend on drug charges, is on temporary leave, according to station officials.

Birmingham police on Friday night stopped Hobbs in the Woodlawn area and found him in possession of crack-cocaine and a crack pipe, Birmingham police spokesman Sgt. Johnny Williams Jr. confirmed Wednesday.

The arresting officer had stopped Hobbs in the 6800 block of First Avenue North on a previous occasion with a known prostitute, suspended license, and no proof of insurance, according to an arrest report. More…