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Alabama County GOP Official Resigns After Marijuana Possession Arrest

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“We will allow legal and judicial system to follow its course,” Armistead told the newspaper.

The Times reported that Ellis was charged with first-degree unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Ellis’ arrest was part of a county “eradication” effort. Cherokee police officers found and destroyed 600 plants on Friday, the Times reported.