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Drug Task Force investigation leads to arrest of man with dealer quantities of narcotics, multiple guns, and multiple phones

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

Additional charges were added yesterday for Javious Latori Williams, 34, who was arrested on February 4 on a charge of marijuana possession while allegedly trying to avoid officers during execution of a search warrant on his residence.

According to court documents, the Gainesville Alachua County Drug Task Force (which no longer exists) procured a search warrant for an apartment on SW 30th Terrace. While the search warrant was being executed, a Gainesville Police Department officer saw a vehicle pull up to a stop sign, signal to turn right toward the apartment, but then, after seeing patrol vehicles, make a left turn, driving quickly away. Officers conducted a traffic stop and reportedly smelled a strong odor of marijuana from within the vehicle. Williams, who was in the front passenger seat of the vehicle, was reportedly found to have 3-4 grams marijuana and was arrested. He also allegedly had 2 cellphones–one smartphone and one flip phone.

Officers executing the search warrant reported finding about 166 grams of marijuana, 26.73 grams of synthetic cathinone, 26.58 grams of cocaine, an 18.87-gram “crack cocaine cookie with container,” about 6.22 grams of suspected synthetic cathinone, an Oxycodone pill, another flip phone, four more smartphones, a digital scale, two loaded pistols, another boxed firearm, ammunition, and $70 cash.

Post Miranda, Williams reportedly admitted ownership of all of these items and said he purchased one of the pistols to protect his family.

Williams has been charged with possession of marijuana, trafficking in cocaine and phenethylamines, maintaining a structure for the purpose of trafficking drugs, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Williams is on parole from two felony adjudications on drug charges from a 2019 case; he has been ordered held without bond on the parole violation (the third violation), with bonds of $1,000 for the marijuana possession charge and $225,500 on the charges stemming from the search warrant.

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. 

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