GPD arrests Jacksonville drug suspect on warrant with $1M bond

Published: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 9:36 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 9:36 a.m.

A traffic stop early Wednesday morning led to the arrest by Gainesville police of a man wanted on cocaine-related charges in Jacksonville with a warrant setting bond set at $1 million, GPD Lt. Mike Schibuola said.

Arrested was Lindsey Wanton, 31. He was booked into the Alachua County Jail about 2 a.m.

The arrest began when officer Aaron Stemen pulled over a car for a traffic infraction at 4100 NW 43rd St. that was registered to Wanton but was not being driven by him, Schibuola said.

Police learned that Wanton was wanted on a warrant for smuggling cocaine and conspiracy to traffic cocaine.

The driver told police that Wanton could be found at the nearby Pinewood Apartments. Police found Wanton there and arrested him. Schibuola said no other arrests were made.

- Cindy Swirko

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