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Two arrested on gun and drug charges after traffic stop

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

Reshard Amir Green, 38, and Willie Antwane Jackson, 30, were arrested yesterday after a traffic stop led to a search of Green’s vehicle.

Green was pulled over by a Gainesville Police Department officer after failing to stop before exiting a private driveway. Upon making contact with the driver, the officer found that Green did not have a valid driver’s license. When the officer asked Green if there was anything in the car, Green reportedly said there was a gun under the seat that he used for protection; as a convicted felon, Green is prohibited from possessing firearms. The officer also reported that he saw in plain view a small bag that contained five Oxycodone pills; post Miranda, Green reportedly admitted that he did not have a prescription for the pills. A further search of the car reportedly found 0.38 grams of crack cocaine.

After finding the drugs in the car, the officer proceeded to search the passenger, Jackson, and reportedly saw that his hand was clenched. When asked to give the officer whatever was in his hand, Jackson reportedly handed the officer a bag with a white substance that tested positive for 0.44 grams of cocaine.

Green has four felony adjudications and was most recently released from state prison in March of 2021 after being convicted on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to sell and a third DUI within 10 years. Charges in the current case include two counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is being held on $55,000 bail.

Jackson has four felony adjudications and was most recently sentenced to 90 days in jail on February 28, 2022, with credit for 40 days time served (he was released on March 31). He is being held on $15,000 bail.

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