Marion County man arrested after deputies find marijuana


A man was arrested after a Child Protective Services visit Monday, which lead to the discovery of drugs.

Joshua Ford, 33, of Baxter, allegedly had a torch, a digital scale, a glass smoking pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia lying in plain sight during a CPS visit in Marion County, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Department.

After the visit, deputies secured a search warrant and found a Rubbermaid container of marijuana, digital scales, multiple needles, multiple marijuana smoking devices, an SKS rifle, a .22 LR revolver, and a sawed-off, single-shot shotgun.

Ford had prior felony convictions from April 2008 and February 2006, along with a domestic battery conviction from May 2005.

Ford is charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. 

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