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Bunker Hill Man Arrested for Battery, Possession of Marijuana

Drug ArrestA Bunker Hill man was arrested early Monday morning after deputies from the Russell County Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic disturbance in Bunker Hill and later found marijuana in the residence.

According to the Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to 251 8th Street in Bunker Hill and found there had been a fight between a brother and sister. The brother, Howard R. Northcutt II, had left the residence along with his mother and while officers were investigating the case, Northcutt returned to the home. Northcutt had gotten into an argument with his sister and knocked her to the floor.

While in the residence, several pots with growing soil along with a pot containing a marijuana plant were located in plain view in the kitchen. Northcutt admitted that he was growing marijuana and had attempted to destroy the plants before fleeing the scene.

Deputies obtained and executed a search warrant for drugs and growing paraphernalia. During the search, marijuana was located in the residence along with drug paraphernalia. Also found was a marijuana grow with lights, seeds, seven plants, growing chemicals and other items used in the production of marijuana.

Northcutt was placed under arrest for domestic battery, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and manufacture of a controlled substance.

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