Man arrested after deputies discovered drugs, guns inside Forest

Man arrested after deputies discovered drugs, guns inside Forestdale home

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Jefferson County deputies discovered marijuana, cocaine, prescription drugs, a handgun, shotgun and cash at Marcus Ellington's home. Source: JCSO Jefferson County deputies discovered marijuana, cocaine, prescription drugs, a handgun, shotgun and cash at Marcus Ellington's home. Source: JCSO
Marcus Ellington. Source: JCSO Marcus Ellington. Source: JCSO
JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

A Forestdale resident is under arrest and facing several charges after deputies found drugs and guns in his home while they were searching for a suspect in a separate case.

Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies were originally investigating a car that was stolen from a repossession agent when they searched a home in Forestdale Saturday night.

Deputies thought the car theft suspect was in a house in the 1300 block of Devine Drive where 39-year-old Marcus Ellington answered the door. Ellington told them the suspect did not live there and had left the home before deputies arrived. He agreed to let deputies search his house to make sure the suspect was not still inside.

Deputies did not find the car thief when they looked in the house, but they did find cocaine, prescription drugs, more than four pounds of marijuana, a handgun, a shotgun and cash.

Ellington was arrested and charged with trafficking marijuana, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is in jail with bonds totaling $116,000.

The original suspect in the car theft has not yet been located.

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