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Marty Williams Abbott Sr.
By Christa Jennings
Senior Staff Writer
A Hueytown man was arrested on multiple drug-related charges last Thursday during a routine patrol.
Deputy Travis Ward was on patrol when he pulled over a vehicle that had a switched tag. Upon approaching, Ward reportedly smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
When he asked the driver about it, the driver, 63-year-old Marty Williams Abbott Sr., said that he might have a roach, or the remaining tip of a joint, in his car. Abbott and a passenger got out of the vehicle so that Ward could proceed with conducting a vehicle search.
Ward found methamphetamine, a pipe and a bag of marijuana inside the vehicle. In the glove box he also found a marijuana pipe.
Additionally, in the trunk he found more marijuana and two more marijuana pipes.
Ultimately Abbott was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The passenger in the vehicle was found to have warrants in Tallapoosa County and was transported there.
Abbott’s total bond was set at $14,000, and as of press time he remained in custody at the Coosa County Jail awaiting trial.
Anyone who observes or suspects illegal activity is encouraged to report it to the Coosa County Sheriff’s Office at 256-377-4922 or online at www.coosacountyso.org. Anonymous tips are also welcome.