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Facebook photos lead to arrest

SEBRING - A Sebring manís apparent photo of himself smoking marijuana that was posted to Facebook helped lead to his arrest, according to a report released Wednesday. Joseph Donald Stratton, 20, 308 Lime St., Sebring, was arrested May 9 by the Sebring Police Department and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police had received information alleging that Stratton was growing marijuana at his residence and that his Facebook site contained photos related to that, the report said. A police officer logged onto ďStrattonís Facebook page, which did show pictures of growing marijuana and Stratton smoking what appeared to be a cannabis cigarette,Ē the report said.
Further investigation showed that Stratton had at his residence more than 20 grams of marijuana placed into different sized bags, the report said.