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Thursday, July 07, 2022
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Police arrested a man suspected of drug trafficking after finding him with large amounts of money, guns and drugs Thursday night, police said.

John Joseph Graczyk III, 26, of Greenacres, Florida, was pulled over for driving too closely to another car but was accused of keeping cash, pills and a rifle in his SUV, according to a Gainesville Police arrest report.

A drug task force officer stopped Graczyk on Interstate 75 at the exit for Southwest Archer Road, the report said.

While talking to Graczyk, the officer noticed he was nervous and told him to get out of the car, police said.

A police dog sniffed the outside of the car and smelled drugs inside, the report said.

Officers found 17.9 grams of opioid pills, 33.6 grams of marijuana in heat-sealed bags and less than 20 grams of THC vape oil. Police also found two handguns, one of which was loaded, and an AR-15 rifle, police said.

Police found an unknown amount of money bundled in rubber bands in more heat-sealed bags, the report said. Officers believed the amount of drugs and money were a sign of trafficking.

Graczyk is charged with drug trafficking and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, drugs and paraphernalia. He is being held in the Alachua County Jail in lieu of a $145,000 bond.

Contact Jessica Curbelo at and follow her on Twitter at @jesscurbelo

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