Gainesville man arrested on drug possession charges

Published: Monday, March 1, 2010 at 3:41 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, March 1, 2010 at 3:41 p.m.

A driver who was pulled over early Sunday morning because of an expired license plate tag could not explain why he was carrying nearly $3,000 in cash but did not have a legitimate job.

Timothy L. Dallas, 22, of Gainesville, was arrested at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday on charges of possession of marijuana and cocaine, according to the Alachua County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said they found eight grams of powder cocaine, about five grams of marijuana and $2,889 in cash inside the car Dallas had been driving.

According to Sheriff's Office spokesman Art Forgey, Dallas was initially pulled over because he was spotted driving a Dodge Charger with a tag that had expired in June 2008. A check on the tag showed it was assigned to a Nissan.

Dallas was booked into the Alachua County jail.

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