Teens previously charged in Eastside High School fight arrested for marijuana possession


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Jermaine Marquis Fountain, 19, and Xavier Zuriel Robinson, 19, were arrested late last night and charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop. Both were previously charged following an early May fight at Eastside High School, and Robinson is on pre-trial release on those charges.

A Gainesville Police Department officer conducted a traffic stop at 11:13 p.m. last night at 1400 E. University Avenue and reported that she smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. Five passengers were removed from the vehicle, and as Robinson got out, he reportedly took a marijuana edible from his pocket, saying it was an edible. The edible, a Rice Krispies treat, weighed 76.6 grams.

Two other passengers in the car, who were separated during their interviews, both reportedly said that Fountain was the owner of the other drugs in the car, which included 6 more bags of edibles and a bag with 29 grams of marijuana. The combined weight of the marijuana and edibles was reportedly 426 grams.

A sworn complaint was filed against Fountain on July 28, related to the May 2 fight at Eastside High School. He was charged with 10 counts of disorderly conduct and 10 counts of interfering with school administrators, all misdemeanors. 20 Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the fight, along with school administrators and EMS.

Fountain has been charged with felony possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana and is being held without bond pending first appearance.

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Robinson was charged on May 2 with two counts of disturbing the peace and one count of resisting arrest; he was released on a signature bond with the condition that he refrain from all criminal activity. One count of disturbing the peace was dropped when formal charges were filed.

Robinson has been charged with one count of possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana and is being held on $15,000 bail.

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. 

  • Wonder what’s missing in their lives?

    Hint… it’s not the school system that failed them.

  • A few questions should be answered. The age of these students should equate to their Senior Year. What is their credit status and GPA? How many referrals and problems have they accumulated at EHS? I would go out on a limb and predict this is a long term problem that has never appropriately been handled in the School System.
    It certainly appears the Court System has apparently not applied the right remedy to stopping this behavior.
    The other students in that school are at risk when you do nothing and continue letting these individuals into your school.

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