Traffic stop leads to drug and firearm charges


Roshawn Keon Bradley, 20, and Omareyon Malik Davis, 18, were arrested yesterday after drugs and weapons were found in their car after a traffic stop.

Gainesville Police Department was conducting traffic enforcement in the area of 900 E. University Avenue when a routine check of the tag on the vehicle showed that the registered owner’s driver’s license was not valid. When the vehicle failed to stop before the stop bar at an intersection, the officer initiated a traffic stop.

Bradley, the driver, pulled into a parking lot, and as the officer approached the vehicle, Bradley reportedly began quickly moving items around in the car. He also tried to get out of the car but was instructed to remain in the vehicle.

The officer smelled marijuana coming from the car and observed “roaches” in and around the cup holder. Bradley reportedly reached his hand toward the floor board, where the officer saw a pistol near his foot. Prior to that, both occupants of the vehicle had reportedly told the officer they didn’t have any weapons in the car. Both occupants were detained and handcuffed at that point. Bradley’s license was found to have been suspended for the second time in May 2021. A loaded 9mm pistol was found under the driver’s seat.

A probable cause search of the vehicle found 48.31 grams of cannabis, spread over multiple baggies in various locations in the car. A digital scale and a wafer of MDPV were also found. A second handgun was found in the seat pocket behind the driver’s seat. All recovered items were within arm’s reach of both occupants. Bradley had $954 cash in his pocket in small bills.

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An open bottle of tequila was on the passenger floorboard, between Davis’s feet. Davis is under the age of 21.

Post Miranda, Bradley reportedly said he was only borrowing the vehicle and didn’t know about any of the items that were found. The report also says he claimed he didn’t know who the vehicle belonged to. Davis reportedly said he didn’t know who Bradley was.

Bradley has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of a concealed firearm without a permit, and driving with a suspended license. He will be released on his own recognizance with a requirement for substance abuse treatment and a GPS device. Davis has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of liquor by a person under 21. He will be released on his own recognizance with a requirement for substance/liquor abuse treatment and a GPS device.

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.