BY JENNIFER CABRERA
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.
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