Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has applied to enter a pre-trial intervention program in Alabama following his arrest last month on felony drug charges.

Dareus' attorney, George R. Giddens, said it could take at least six months before his client receives a response from the state.

The pre-trial intervention program, which Giddens said is common in cases of marijuana and cocaine possession, includes drug counseling and could eventually result in Dareus' case being dismissed.

Dareus was arrested in Cleburne County after he was stopped for speeding on May 5. He faces felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

WVUA-TV reported following the arrest that Dareus was in possession of synthetic marijuana. Giddens and a representative for the Cleburne County Court said Tuesday that prosecutors are awaiting the results of a toxicology test on the substance.