Man arrested for drug possession just 10 days after posting bail on previous charges


Kaevion Raqeem Sanders, 29, was arrested yesterday, just 10 days after posting bail on charges of drug possession and fleeing.

Sanders was previously arrested on February 7, and although that arrest was prompted by a call from a woman who said Sanders chased her in his car and rammed her car, all the charges related to that part of the incident were dropped, leaving charges of marijuana possession, fleeing an officer, and resisting arrest.

While in the jail, Sanders pled nolo contendere to calling the victim of the February incident, violating pre-trial conditions. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with credit for 36 days served, on April 11. Sanders’ attorney asked for a reduction in bail on May 5. The motion said he was unable to pay the remaining $40,000 bond and said he needed to be released to help with his family’s expenses and that he would abide by all orders of the court if released. The bond was not reduced, but he posted bond on May 19 and was released on May 20.

On May 26, a notice of violation of pre-trial release conditions was filed, alleging that Sanders’ GPS monitor indicated that he had spent the night at a residence where he was not allowed to be. He also allegedly did not respond to calls from his probation officer. A warrant for his arrest was issued on May 27.

On May 30, the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office received a call stating that Sanders was possibly high on drugs and had active warrants for his arrest. When deputies arrived at the address given, they found him sitting in a car in front of the residence, and when Sanders saw them, he allegedly immediately got out and started running. He was immediately tased, and when he fell to the ground, deputies noticed something silver in his hand. He allegedly tried to throw the silver package on the roof, but it fell to the ground nearby. He then allegedly grabbed it and threw it toward another person at the residence.

Deputies reported that the package contained 83.98 grams of a white chunky substance that tested positive for MDPV. Sanders has been charged with possession of a trafficking amount of an illegal narcotic, attempting to destroy evidence, and resisting arrest. He is being held without bail. Bail of $92,000 was also added for violation of his pre-trial release conditions in the February case.

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  • Always ask “who benefits?” from the way the system operates. Answer: the bail bond industry.

  • MDPV is “bath salts.” It can make people act really crazy. It’s been a common theme in many of the stories here lately.

      • The police thought he was probably on bath salts because it would have been consistent with that behavior, but he tested negative for it. I don’t think they ever figured it out exactly. He tested positive for marijuana only.

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