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New “Turn it down” law leads to drug possession arrest

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Todd Andrew Ridenour, 44, was arrested last night after music that was audible over 25 feet from his vehicle led to a search of his vehicle.

An Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy reported that he saw a car parked on the side of the road on a residential street in Haile Plantation; he reported that the driver’s door was open, music coming from the car was audible over 25 feet away, and a man later identified as Ridenour was leaning into the rear door on the passenger side. The deputy reported that when he approached the vehicle in uniform, Ridenour stood up and threw a small shiny object into the woods. A silver tin was later recovered in the area that contained a substance that field-tested as MDPV.

Ridenour was detained and searched; the search reportedly produced a yellow case that held several prescription medications. Post Miranda, Ridenour admitted that he didn’t have a prescription for them. A pipe commonly used to smoke marijuana was reportedly found in his car.

Ridenour has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and one count of possession of drug equipment. He is being held on $35,000 bond.

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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  • Didn’t the National advancement of colored people say this law would only hurt black people looks like whites getting arrested also sure glad to see the law on the books best way not to get a ticket or arrested is to turn down the crap they call Music

  • The police supposedly pulled him over in Haile Plantation and yet his car was actually parked on SW 85th Ave. almost 5 miles from Haile. Did the police actually let him get in the car and drive it away or are they not being honest about where they arrested him?P.S. The car’s catalytic converter was cut out of the car when it was found.

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