Drug arrest follows Gainesville traffic stop


Published: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 10:21 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 10:21 a.m.

A driver who reportedly ran a stop sign got the attention of Gainesville police Monday night. What kept police interested in the man was the marijuana found inside the car he had been driving.

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Aundre Jermaine Ryles

ALACHUA COUNTY JAIL

Aundre Jermaine Ryles, 23, of 7811 N.E. 62nd Way, was arrested at about 7:15 p.m. on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to sell while operating a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, violation of a driver's license restriction by not wearing his glasses, and maintaining a drug dwelling.

Officer Brett Smith said he spotted Ryles running a stop sign at Southwest 41st Lane and Southwest 30th Terrace. Smith said a subsequent check of Ryles' drivers license and the white Buick he was driving turned up Ryles' need for glasses and many small plastic bags. Some were reportedly filled with marijuana and others were found next to loose marijuana.

Following his arrest, police said Ryles claimed he did not know about the marijuana and that someone must have planted it in the car.

Ryles was being held at the Alachua County jail on Tuesday.

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