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Thursday, July 07, 2022

Man arrested after police find methadone, marijuana, crack in his car

A Gainesville man was arrested after police found marijuana, crack cocaine and methadone pills in his car during a traffic stop.

At 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, Irvin Lawrence, 62, was stopped by a Gainesville Police Department officer for an expired tag. The officer noticed Lawrence seemed to be hiding something. The officer searched Lawrence and his car and found a small bag of marijuana in his pocket and a bag of crack cocaine in his wallet, according to a GPD report.

The officer also found a prescription bottle with five methadone pills in the car. The bottle had the name Jerry Brunson on it, the report stated. Lawrence said he bought the marijuana but was holding the crack cocaine for his friend.

He told the officer the methadone pills also belonged to his friend, but could not identify his friend's name until he read the bottle. Lawrence was charged with two felonies of possession of a controlled substance and one misdemeanor possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.

- KATIE EMMETS

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