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Drug agents arrest Lawrence Co. man

Drug agents said Ronnie Overton tossed a duffel bag of marijuana when they approached him. (Source: Lawrence Co. Sheriff's Office) Drug agents said Ronnie Overton tossed a duffel bag of marijuana when they approached him. (Source: Lawrence Co. Sheriff's Office)
LAWRENCE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Lawrence County Sheriff Gene Mitchell said a domestic violence call resulted in an arrest and the seizure of a large quantity of marijuana Monday.

40-year-old Ronnie Christopher Overton was arrested by drug task force agents on one count of felony possession of marijuana and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sheriff Mitchell said that while agents were attempting to locate Overton's live-in girlfriend on a harassment call stemming from an earlier domestic violence incident, they located Overton walking on the side of the road in the 600 block of County Road 236.

Overton was carrying a duffle bag with him. The sheriff said he tossed the bag into the weeds as agents attempted to make contact with him. Upon detaining the man, agents examined the bag and found a baggie containing "a large amount of compressed marijuana," according to the sheriff.

Agents found a prepackaged cigarette wrapper containing the same type of marijuana during a further search.

Mitchell said agents believe Overton is involved with the illegal sale of marijuana. He was booked in jail, with bond set at $3,500. Overton remains in jail on several outstanding warrants.

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