WUFT News

Traffic Unit Busts Two Men In Marion County For Synthetic Marijuana

By on October 3rd, 2013
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office found 382 grams of synthetic marijuana in a vehicle on Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Courtesy of Marion County Sheriff's Office

The sheriff’s office traffic unit found 382 grams of synthetic marijuana in a vehicle on Wednesday, Oct. 2.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office found two men with 382 grams of synthetic marijuana in their vehicle on Wednesday.

According to a MCSO press release, a traffic unit was conducting a security checkpoint at the Pilot station, 4032 NW Highway 326, when they observed a disturbance in the parking lot.

MCSO spokesman Capt. James Pogue said officers made contact with the two men and smelled marijuana coming from their vehicle. The Sheriff’s K-9 unit arrived on-scene and alerted officers that the vehicle may contain drugs.

A search of the vehicle turned up the synthetic marijuana packaged for distribution: bundles of plastic bags, three scales and a pipe.

William Griffin, 38, of Dunnellon was arrested and taken to Marion County jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Authorities issued to Ryan Young — the other man with Griffin — a Notice to Appear for possession of drug paraphernalia.


This entry was posted in Crime and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.
 

More Stories in Crime

Dignity Village

Police Union Raises Concerns Of Safety Issues At Local Homeless Community

Both the number of residents and reported incidents have increased at Dignity Village. Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy and local PBA Representative Lt. Mike Schibuola discussed the rise of safety concerns for the local homeless community at a meeting Tuesday.


FDLE Takes Over Investigation Into Death Of Toddler

FDLE continues the investigation of a 16-month-old’s death. CCSO found the toddler unresponsive in a car Tuesday afternoon.


Florida Man Wanted For Murder Arrested In Upstate New York

Florida man wanted for murder has been arrested in upstate New York. The 25-year-old is wanted in connection with the murder of Thomas Nelson, who was shot to death in a Florida parking lot in May.


mugshotfinal

Man Involved In Robbery Arrested After Shoot-Out With Police

Yowab Ben-Israel has been charged with robbing the 1401 N. Main Street post office on Tuesday and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Police said Ben-Israel was injured by police gunfire after he pulled and pointed a gun at two responding deputies.


Florida Woman Gets 23 years In NY Killing Of Mother-In-Law

A Florida woman was convicted of killing her 80-year-old mother-in-law in New York for access to family money. She has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.


Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
Become a Sustainer
I want to support FM 89.1/NPR
I want to support Florida's 5/PBS
Donate a Vehicle
Underwriting Payments