A traffic stop has landed one man in jail on several drug charges. A Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped 30-year-old Jeffrey Clarke for a tint violation. The deputy smelled a strong odor of marijuana and saw a plastic bag hanging out of Clarke’s pocket. While searching the car, deputies uncovered cocaine, pills and about 10 pounds of marijuana valued at $3,980. Clarke was charged with Possession of more than 20 grams of Marijuana with Intent to Sell, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell and Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription. Clarke says the marijuana was his.
An Alachua County Sheriff's Deputy takes administrative leave following the death of his service dog, Robbie, who died likely from heat exhaustion in the backseat of the deputies patrol car.