BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Keontra Kevon Tillman, 21, was arrested yesterday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of drug equipment, carrying a concealed firearm during a felony, and possession of a firearm by a delinquent under 24 years of age.
A Gainesville Police Department officer conducted a traffic stop on Tillman for driving 38 in a 30 mph zone, running a stop sign, and not wearing a seatbelt. The officer reported that he smelled marijuana as soon as he made contact with Tillman, the driver and only occupant of the car, and he could see pieces of marijuana and burnt marijuana cigarettes inside the vehicle.
A probable cause search of the car produced a backpack containing 1.5 pounds of marijuana, some of which was individually packaged in separate baggies, with a bulk amount in a larger bag. The backpack also reportedly contained unused baggies and a scale.
A loaded Glock 22 was reportedly found in the car, within reach of Tillman.
When Tillman was 17, he was charged as an adult with possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted delinquent, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, and maintaining a structure for drug trafficking. He was convicted of possession of a firearm by a convicted delinquent and carrying a concealed firearm, both felonies; the other charges were dropped. He was sentenced to 364 days in jail with credit for 364 days time served.
Judge Walter Green set bail at $32,000.
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