Man back behind bars on drug charges after traffic stop

Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.

A Gainesville man out on bond and recently released from prison on drug charges was arrested Wednesday after police making a traffic stop reported finding cocaine hidden under a ballcap in the car's passenger seat.

Kevyn L. Terry, 36, of 2701 SW 13th St., Apt. M6, was pulled over around 10 p.m. in the 300 block of Southwest 16th Avenue for an improper lane change, the Gainesville Police Department reported.

During questioning, Terry appeared nervous and glanced often toward the center console/passenger seat area, police said. A police dog later alerted to the odor of narcotics coming from Terry's car, police reported.

Before the car could be searched, Terry looked around as if he was about to flee, police said. When he was ordered to sit on the curb, he took off running, according to the arrest report.

After Terry fled, police reported finding a baggie containing 3.7 grams of cocaine hidden under the cap on the passenger seat. Terry later was found hiding in a unit in the nearby Arbor Park Apartments.

Terry was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell and resisting arrest without violence. He was booked into the Alachua County jail, where he remained Thursday in lieu of $125,000 bond.

At the time of his arrest, Terry was out on bail on a March 29 incident in which he was charged with possession of narcotics with intent to sell and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. He was released from prison in 2011 on a conviction of cocaine possession.

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