Traffic stop leads to arrest for MDPV trafficking and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Matthew Quion Antonio Lindsey, 30, was arrested last night and charged with MDPV trafficking and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after he reportedly reached for his hip while interacting with officers after a traffic stop.

A Gainesville Police Department officer conducted a traffic stop on Lindsey’s vehicle at about 7:25 p.m. last night, and when he got out of his car, he reportedly reached toward his hip. The officer patted him down for weapons and reportedly found a handgun in his jacket pocket.

A search of his vehicle reportedly produced 170.2 grams of MDPV, a digital scale with white powdery residue, and several unused plastic baggies.

Lindsey has 15 felony convictions and has served two state prison sentences, with his most recent release in August 2021; one of the charges was possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was arrested in December 2021 for domestic battery and served seven months in the Alachua County Jail on that charge plus six violations of pre-trial release conditions. He was also charged in a November 2021 burglary, but those charges were later dropped.

Judge Mark Moseley set bail at $150,000.

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  • OK, we get it. College kids like drugs too. He’s in a college town — but for the wrong reasons. Repeat offenders should be deported to Haiti prisons.

  • Hope all of you “take away their guns” liberals read that – “One of the charges was possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.” It’s not like he didn’t know it was illegal.

    Until they can keep firearms out of the hands of those not authorized to have them, I think I’ll keep mine. All of you liberal hypocrites, (Harvey “Two Face”), if you want to give yours up, have at it. Given his past history, I doubt he will either.

    As for the rest, if you’re legally able – might want to protect yourselves, the criminals are.

  • He knew he shouldn’t have had a gun. Enough! 10 years In prison….if he does it again after that, 20.

    • Yeah but 7 months in jail will never deter them from having one. The laws need to be changed for repeat violators like this that don’t care about the laws. Lock there azz up for 10 years when they’re caught with one and I promise you they’ll think twice before grabbing one when they get released.

  • If they can’t behave in society, then they need to be institutionalized. Guys like this can pick up trash on the roads in work crews to keep our roads safe, clean, & green. Do prisoners still make license plates?
    Put the inmates to work.

  • Wow the ignorance of some. Where is the true question why are we seeing repeated offenders?? Drug dealing is part of survival. As far as the gun ask yourself.How often does a young drug dealer use a weapon against anyone but another drug dealer.

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