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18-year-old Jacksonville man charged with 7 felonies

Aman Steven Coffman, 18, of Jacksonville, was arrested overnight in Waldo and charged with seven felonies and a misdemeanor.

An Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy observed a car parked at the BP Gas Station on US Hwy 301 in Waldo at about 11:00 p.m. last night. The car had its lights on and hadn’t moved for about an hour. The business across the street had recently been burglarized, and the BP station has been burglarized “numerous times,” according to the arrest report.

The deputy reported that he approached the vehicle and found Coffman passed out. The deputy reported that Coffman was “extremely nervous” and wrote that he could smell burnt marijuana. A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted, and an unholstered and loaded Taurus 38 Special revolver was located in the center console. Coffman was handcuffed at that point, and in a further search of the vehicle, deputies found approximately 115 Hydrochloride pills, 23 Alprazolam pills, and 25 Oxycodone pills in a backpack, along with a large knife. In the trunk, they found a gun case with two Glock 9mm magazines and ammunition. Coffman did not have a prescription for any of the pills, and the Oxycodone was enough to be labeled a trafficking amount.

The Taurus had been reported stolen in Alachua County on December 14, 2021, along with a gun case and a large knife, both of which matched the items found in the vehicle.

Coffman was previously adjudicated delinquent in Duval County for robbery with a firearm.

Post Miranda, Coffman reportedly said he bought the Taurus in Ocala for $350 about five hours before the arrest and was headed back to Jacksonville. He reportedly admitted to buying the pills but denied owning the knife. He said the gun case came with the gun when he bought it.

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Coffman has been charged with possession of a firearm by an adjudicated delinquent, possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of ammunition by an adjudicated delinquent, grand theft of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription with intent to distribute, trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of a New Legend drug, and possession of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a public library. He is being held on $367,000 bond.

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