• Dunnellon man arrested, charged with possession of synthetic marijuana


    MARION COUNTY, Fla. - Marion County deputies arrested a man who they said had synthetic marijuana packaged for distribution.

    According to investigators, Sheriff's deputies noticed a disturbance at a gas station on Highway 326 near Interstate 75.

    While investigating the disturbance, deputies noticed the smell of marijuana coming from a vehicle.

    A search of the car turned up 328 grams of synthetic marijuana, plastic baggies, scales and a marijuana pipe, deputies said.

    Deputies arrested William Russell Griffin, 38, and charged him with  possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Griffin was booked into the Marion County Jail.

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