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Monday, August 08, 2022

Man arrested eating weed; stole gun

A Gainesville man was arrested Saturday after swallowing marijuana and having a stolen gun in his possession.

At about 11:45 p.m., Gainesville Police Officer Daniel Abbott saw a black Mazda in the parking lot of T.B McPherson park.

According to the GPD arrest report, when Abbott spoke with the driver and passenger, he said he smelled burnt marijuana coming from the car.

Abbott asked the man in the passenger side several questions, and although he wasn’t answering, he swallowed several times. After Abbott asked him to get out of the car, he found a small bag filled with about two grams of marijuana in the car door compartment.

The passenger was identified as Anthony Ramsey, 25.

When he asked why he was being arrested, Abbott saw pieces of marijuana stuck in his bottom teeth and the inside of his cheek.

Abbott also found a .45 caliber pistol under Ramsey’s seat, and a weapons search revealed that it was stolen out of Marion County. Abbott also has eight previous felony convictions.

He was arrested and charged with three misdemeanors and two felonies including tampering with evidence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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