Police seize more than $40K of Ecstasy after traffic stop

Published: Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 8:05 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 8:05 a.m.

Police said they seized more than $40,000 worth of Ecstasy in powder form and arrested two people after a driver was pulled over for weaving out of his traffic lane.

During the Wednesday afternoon traffic stop, the Gainesville Polcie Department arrested Slade Raymond Fidler, 30, of 636 NW 26th Ave., and Sherrie Dawn Pyle, 34, of Key West and Missouri.

In arrest reports, Officer Dylan Hayes-Morrison said Fidler was driving when the couple was pulled over at 2100 SW 13th St. Officers said they searched the car after noticing the smell of marijuana was drifting from the interior of the vehicle.

After finding about $50 worth of marijuana in the center console, officers said they retrieved a total of nearly 400 grams of a white powder from various places in the car. The powder field-tested positive for methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA, which is known as the drug Ecstasy.

Hayes-Morrison said the suspects refused to make any statements.

Fidler and Pyles were charged with trafficking in MDMA, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The suspects were being held at the Alachua County jail on Thursday.

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