Pair allegedly arrested with drugs and fully-automatic pistol

Staff report

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Christopher Tyrone Mack, Jr., 24; and Eric Anthony Oliver, 29, were arrested early this morning. Mack was charged with possession of a pistol with an attachment that makes it fully automatic and possession of marijuana with intent to sell, and Oliver was charged with possession of trafficking quantities of MDPV (“molly”).

A Gainesville Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on a car driven by Mack at about 12:30 a.m., and multiple officers reported smelling marijuana from the interior of the vehicle. Mack reportedly admitted to having marijuana in his pocket before being searched and also said he had marijuana in the car. Oliver reportedly said he had “molly” in his pocket.

A search of the vehicle reportedly produced a Glock 17 with an extended magazine; the Glock was reportedly equipped with an attachment that converts it to a fully automatic weapon.

A search of Mack’s person reportedly produced 5.3 grams of marijuana in his pocket, and a search of the vehicle produced 124.9 grams of marijuana, a digital scale, and baggies.

A search of Oliver’s person reportedly produced 25.1 grams (trafficking quantity) of MDPV in his pocket.

Post Miranda, Mack reportedly said all the marijuana was his, but the gun belonged to Oliver and had been placed under the seat by Oliver.

Post Miranda, Oliver reportedly said the MDPV was his and that he is a chronic user; he denied knowing anything about the handgun.

Mack has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of a concealed firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a concealed firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a machine gun. Mack has one felony conviction for burglary and two misdemeanor convictions.

Oliver, whose address is in Lake City, has been charged with trafficking in phenethylamines. He has served a state prison sentence for seven charges out of Levy County.

Bail information is unavailable on weekends.

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. 

  • More of the same…..and they say their lives matter? Well, then stop the gang bangin druggin BS and maybe we might just believe it. Don’t bet on it!

  • Those felons, they can’t quite understand or is it they just don’t think the laws apply to them.

    Not taking anything from me until you can guarantee these types don’t have firearms or they’ve been culled out of society…one way or the other.

    The day’s coming, best be prepared. If you think some anti-2nd Amendment knucklehead is going to protect you by throwing flowers & butterflies – you’re wrong.

    • Where do you think criminals get guns? They steal them, buy them from someone who stole them, or buy them from runners who get them in places with no checks. You’re literally shooting yourself in the foot with your position, and let’s hope no higher.

  • Another day in the life of thugs. More Lake City thugs keep showing up in gainesville.

  • It’s gotten to the point that it’s clear that segregation was a mistake. There was a time that is wasn’t truly separate but equal and that was wrong, but if we could make a way that it is truly separate but equal then I’d be all for that. This is just a disgrace.

    • I’m sorry I misspoke- Segregation was not a mistake. Its implementation of it was where it went wrong, however.

      • GTH. I lived in those times and thanks to the feds and the CR Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, those days are over. If you don’t like it, move out of America.

  • These two have a bright future ahead of them sitting in a jail cell on taxpayers expense.

  • Possession of a machine gun without a government stamp = big time jail sentence if the feds will actually enforce guns laws.

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