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Saturday, May 21, 2022

Alachua County Sheriff's Office deputies showed up to a northern Gainesville house Wednesday to serve a warrant. They left with a stash of marijuana and two people in handcuffs.

While searching a house at 1310 NE 23rd Ave., deputies found digital scales, bongs, glass pipes, five Adderall pills and a .22-caliber Phoenix Arms handgun. They also found marijuana throughout the house — in mason jars, zip-close bags and drawstring pouches. There were 870.33 grams in all, the Sheriff's Office said.

Robert D. Webster, 20, and Mary L. Williams, 19, were arrested on seven charges each ranging from marijuana possession to drug equipment possession to unlawful possession of a firearm.

The deputies came to the house to serve a warrant to Mary's 21-year-old brother, Mason, for failing to appear in court in reference to a battery charge. He was arrested later Wednesday.

When deputies arrived at the house at about 9 a.m. Wednesday, Mary answered the door, according to an arrest report. A deputy asked if his team could search the house. Yes, she said.

In Mary's room, deputy Samuel Caouette said he saw a mason jar with marijuana seeds and stems. He also saw half-burned blunts on the dresser, according to the report.

When deputies searched Webster's room, he tried to hide a marijuana-filled zip-close bag in his dresser. Caouette told Webster he saw the bag. Also, the deputy said, he saw Webster's small digital scale, one sometimes used to weigh drugs during a sale.

Deputies found more marijuana, bongs and pipes in the living room, the kitchen and Webster's closet. While the deputies searched the house, Mary received text messages from people asking about drug prices, according to the report.

Mary and Webster were both still in the Alachua County Jail on Thursday. Mary's bail was set at $5,000. Webster's bail was set at $10,000.

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