Woman wanted on multiple warrants arrested for drug possession and resisting arrest


ALACHUA, Fla. – Starr Marie Nichols, 23, was arrested yesterday on warrants out of both Suwannee and Columbia counties. After a foot chase, she was detained; she told officers that she had drugs in her genital area and was taken to the hospital, where the drugs were retrieved.

An Alachua Police Department officer made contact with Nichols at about 10 p.m. Friday night at the gas station at 13820 NW 140th Street in Alachua and attempted to arrest her on the two outstanding warrants. She reportedly tried to run and was detained after a brief foot chase.

The officer reported that she had a marijuana joint in her hand when he made contact. After arresting her, officers asked whether she had any illegal items in her possession, and she reportedly said she had some illegal substances in her pants, further advising that the substances were inside her genital area. Nichols was transported to an emergency room to retrieve the unknown substances.

Emergency room staff reportedly retrieved a baggie with 2 mg of Xanax pills and a dime bag with 0.1 grams of Oxycodone powder.

Nichols has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, and resisting arrest without violence. She was convicted of 14 charges in both Suwannee and Columbia counties in October of 2018, including armed burglary, grand theft of a firearm, trafficking in stolen property, and multiple drug charges, and was sentenced to three years and four months in state prison. She was released in June of 2021 and is now wanted for violating probation in both counties. She is being held on $23,000 bond.

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. 

  • Come one, come all! The light in Alachua County is always on. A beacon for those wishing to continue their criminal ways.

    The word is out. The light’s on for you.

      • How about a-little compassion Mr. Charles!!! Starr Marie is someone’s daughter, someone’s step daughter, Someone’s grand-daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, & friend. She’s an addict and needs help. She’s young and making really bad choices. Maybe try praying for her, her family and friends instead of name calling. Oh if we all lived in glass houses, what would be said about you ?
        God loves her.

        • Thank you so much I too am a sinner saved by Gods grace. Please pray for my daughter Starr. God has this

      • You need to keep your mouth shut about my daughter. Hope you never have a child that needs some help with addiction.

    • Why do you think they call it Gangsville? A sanctuary city for the ILLEGAL citizen and ILLEGAL conduct. Even serial killers considered this place when traveling (have had at least a couple of them when most cities this size have never had one).

      • Sure crime is everywhere. But, This place Gainesville is a haven and magnet for thugs, low lifes, and those who won’t work or be responsible but want hand outs.

  • armed burglary, grand theft of a firearm, trafficking in stolen property and multiple drug charges, and was sentenced to three years and four months in state prison. Got out in June, 2021. Someone hasn’t learned their lesson.

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