Arrest made after police find drugs and stolen Glock while executing search warrant


Tyangus Denyel Johnson, 44, was arrested yesterday on charges on trafficking in multiple controlled substances, leasing a residence for the purpose of drug trafficking, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Members of the Gainesville Alachua County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant yesterday at a residence in the 900 block of NE 25th Terrace in connection with a homicide/narcotics investigation. Johnson was present during the execution of the search warrant.

In his bedroom, the team found “enormous” amounts of illegal narcotics, including 25 grams of cannabis, 104 grams of synthetic cathinone, 1.94 grams of cocaine, 0.67 grams of an “unidentified white rock-like substance,” 1.8 grams of “unidentified multi-colored pills,” 26 pills identified as Acetaminophen Oxycodone, drug paraphernalia including clear plastic baggies, a digital scale, and a metal press machine often used to make cathinone pills.

The team also found a Glock 22 that had been reported stolen to the Alachua Police Department in August of 2019.

Johnson has seven felony convictions, with the most recent in 2007 for cocaine trafficking. He is being held on $210,000 bond.

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