BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Jaylon Ahmod Oliver, 21, was arrested early this morning and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment.
A Gainesville Police Department officer reported that he pulled over Oliver’s car at 700 W. University Avenue because of a broken headlight; Oliver was reportedly the sole occupant of the vehicle. The officer wrote that as he approached the car, he saw Oliver trying to conceal a cup with an amber-colored liquid between the passenger seat and the center console. He also wrote that he noticed a strong smell of marijuana and could see evidence of marijuana use in the car. Oliver reportedly provided a medical marijuana card, but the officer reported that the 8.1 grams of marijuana found in the car were not in a container indicating that they had been prescribed to Oliver. The officer also reported that three scales were found, along with the cup of amber liquid that smelled like alcohol.
Post Miranda, Oliver reportedly admitted to possession of the marijuana, saying it was prescribed. He reportedly said he had the scales because he bakes pastries and needed them to measure ingredients. He reportedly denied that there was alcohol in the car.
In June of 2021, Oliver was charged with pointing a gun at three men in a business when he went to pick up his final paycheck. He entered a plea of nolo contendere to one of the charges, while the others were dropped. Adjudication was withheld, and he was sentenced to 2 years of probation; one of the conditions of probation is that he not drink alcohol or take illegal drugs. After he violated his probation by being arrested for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana in March of 2022, Judge James Colaw reinstated his probation, writing that “the interests of society may be best served” by doing so. The charges were later dropped.
Oliver has been charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. He is being held on $4,000 bail on the new charges and without bail for violating probation.
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