Nearly a pound of cocaine found in car; 2 arrested


Published: Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 8:17 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 8:17 p.m.

Two Gainesville men were arrested on drug charges Friday afternoon when Alachua County sheriff's deputies found about one pound of cocaine in their car during a traffic stop, according to arrest reports.

Charged with possession and trafficking cocaine were Richard Demetric Mays, 26, of 314 SE 13th St., and Chauncey Lequinte Presley, 32, of 4512 SW 74th Terrace, Apt. C.

About 1:04 p.m., Deputy Ricky Robinson stopped the car Presley was driving at 9500 S. U.S. 441 to check for possibly illegal window tint, the report states.

Presley appeared nervous and would not give permission for his car to be searched, Robinson reported. A police dog was called and detected drugs. Found in the car was a one-gallon bag with about one pound of cocaine, the report states.

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