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Alachua man on probation arrested for possession of drugs and gun

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

ALACHUA, Fla. – Sallone Travonta Barbary, 38, was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with violation of probation, carrying a concealed firearm without a permit, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and cocaine possession.

Alachua Police Department responded to a call about a vehicle burglary in progress in a residential neighborhood near Criswell Park; the victim said that an unknown male was inside his car and that he might have a gun. When officers arrived, Barbara was reportedly sleeping in the driver’s seat of the victim’s car.

The officer awakened Barbary and placed him in handcuffs. Barbara reportedly had a shoulder bag on the front side of his body, so once it was determined that Barbary would be arrested, the bag was searched; officers reportedly found a loaded pistol, a box of ammunition, and a baggie with a white powdery substance that field-tested positive for cocaine. The pistol had previously been reported stolen in Alachua County.

The officers also learned that Barbary is on felony probation for narcotics and charged him with violation of probation. Barbary has six felony convictions and was released in 2017 from a state prison sentence for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was arrested in 2019 for DUI and narcotics possession and sentenced to four months in the Alachua County Jail, followed by three years of drug offender probation; the conditions of probation require him to abstain completely from alcohol and illegal drugs.

Barbary is being held without bail on the probation violation charge and on $55,000 bail on the other charges.

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Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • So the situation is fairly ordinary: criminals by definition do not obey the law, do not seek weapons permits, may actually be felons who can’t own or carry guns anyway, may be on probation and can’t have guns, and may be armed and dangerous at your house or in your car. Yet, some anti-gun folks think you should be unarmed in or out of your house. Sounds like a plan they follow themselves (don’t have gov paid for security to protect you going home or at work) and put a sign on your house and car: Criminals! I am unarmed and a good target to be raped, robbed, or murdered.

  • It should be mandatory 10 years in prison if you are a convicted felon and get caught with a gun… incarceration works.

    • Incarceration works as long as enough qualified job seekers want to be corrections officers. If not, then it’s time to build prisons in Haiti.

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