Williston police reports

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By The Staff

A traffic stop by Williston Police on CR318 led to the arrest of two people, one for driving with a suspended license and the other for possession of cocaine.

On May 17, Cpl. Kevin B. Sheppard stopped a vehicle for having an expired tag. The driver, Brandy April Nutt, 26, of Keystone Heights, was found to have her license suspended five times for failure to pay traffic fines, and was arrested.

Meanwhile, a search of the vehicle turned up a purse belonging to the passenger, Linda Faye Fox, 45, of Daytona Beach and in it police reportedly found cocaine and paraphernalia. Fox was arrested on the felony charge.

* Two Texas students who were stopped for having a driver's obstruction were arrested by officer James Tegart for misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

During the traffic stop Tegart smelled the marijuana, and called for a K-9 to investigate. He alerted police to the presence of the drug. Arrested were Cecil J. Maclejeski of Richards, Texas, and Tyler Wallace Ezzell of Huntsville, Texas.

* Andrew James Brown Jr., 29, of Gainesville, was arrested on Alachua County warrants for driving while license suspended, habitual, and resisting arrest without violence, both felonies.

* Russell A. Girdler, 22, who gave his address as a post office box in Cedar Key, was charged with felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop by Sheppard for a cracked windshield.

The vehicle was stopped on CR318 at Northeast 208th Court on May 18 in what Sheppard's report calls a "high drug area." After giving a warning for the windshield, Sheppard asked for permission to search the car, but Girdler said the car wasn't his.

A female passenger who reportedly owned the car did give permission, and a scale and cocaine were allegedly found in the vehicle.

Girdler gave his occupation as a commercial fisherman.

* Tiffany Laterral Duncan, 24, of Southeast First Avenue, Williston, was charged with driving under the influence (marijuana) and possession of marijuana under 20 grams. Investigator James Bond made contact with her at her home doing a welfare check, and noted the smell of marijuana.

Later he saw her driving after she picked up her young son, made the traffic stop and arrested her after conducting field sobriety evaluations.

* Otis Alvin Oliver, 26, of Southwest Eighth Place, Williston, was arrested on a Marion County warrant for felony violation of probation, driving while license revoked as a habitual offender.