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Man charged with sale of marijuana

— A search for counterfeit money at one home led to the arrest of a man at another residence on marijuana-related charges, according to a report released Thursday.

Aaron Walter Wilson Armstrong, 31, 1911 Melady Ave., Sebring, was arrested by the Sebring Police Department and charged with distribution of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug equipment.

The arrest came after Sebring police officers were headed to a residence to search it for counterfeit money, and along the way, smelled marijuana from a nearby home, the report said.

They noticed a man, who later turned out to be Armstrong, and a woman sitting outside the house and got consent to search it, the report said.

When officers searched the bedroom, they found 100 grams of marijuana, several blunts — marijuana cigars — scales, grinders and plastic sandwich bags. They also located several smoking pipes and two baggies containing unidentified pills.

Sebring Police Cmndr. Steve Carr said police searched the other nearby residence but did not find any counterfeit money.

The report did not say why the woman was not charged.


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