Deputies make synthetic marijuana bust in Marion County

Man charged with possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute

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An argument leads officials to the discovery of synthetic marijuana in Marion County.

MARION COUNTY, Fla. - Marion County deputies arrested a man in a parking lot after they say a traffic stop led them to find 382 grams of synthetic marijuana.

William Russell Griffin, 38, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia in the Wednesday incident.

Deputies said they were doing a security check at the Pilot station on NW Highway 326 when they smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle.

A search revealed 382 grams of synthetic marijuana packaged for distribution,  bundles of plastic baggies, 3 scales and a marijuana pipe.

Griffin was taken to the Marion County Jail.

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