BY JENNIFER CABRERA
Rarecues Tonio Perry, 31, was arrested early this morning after trafficking quantities of MDPV (“bath salts”) were allegedly found in his car.
Perry’s car was pulled over close to midnight last night on Fort Clarke Boulevard because the tag lights were inoperable; Perry was identified as the driver and owner of the car. An Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy reportedly observed open beer bottles inside the car, and Perry reportedly said he had been drinking them with his passenger.
Perry reportedly gave consent for deputies to search his person and his car, and a plastic bag containing 28.3 grams of MDPV was found in a console. Post Miranda, Perry reportedly said he didn’t know anything about the MDPV.
Perry has been charged with trafficking MDPV and is being held on $100,000 bond. Perry has seven felony convictions that led to three state prison terms between 2012 and 2017. Perry’s passenger, Michael Anthony Mitchell, Jr., who is listed as a suspect but was not taken into custody, is currently on pretrial release on five felony charges in Alachua County.
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