Ocala man charged with drug trafficking after running stop sign

Dewayne Loyce McCullough Jr.

An Ocala man who was pulled over for not coming to a full stop at a stop sign ended up being arrested on drug trafficking charges.

Shortly before 2 a.m. Monday, an Ocala Police officer observed a black Toyota not come to a complete stop at the stop sign before exiting the North Roads Apartment Complex at 10 NW 21st Place. The deputy conducted a traffic stop on NE 7th Avenue, according to the OPD report.

The driver of the Toyota said he didn’t have his driver’s license on his person, but he identified himself as 24-year-old DeWayne Loyce McCullough Jr. and provided his date of birth and social security number. A search of the Driver and Vehicle Information Database (DAVID) revealed McCullough’s license was revoked on July 2012, the report said.

Another officer noticed a small baggie with a white substance protruding from the right pocket of McCullough’s hoodie. A further search of McCullough’s person turned up three white capsule-shaped tablets that were identified as Hydrocodone. A small baggie with a white powder-like substance was found on the ground between the open driver’s door and driver’s seat after McCullough was removed from the vehicle. The substance tested positive for heroin, according to the report.

A search of the vehicle turned up a baggie with a brown solid substance that tested positive for heroin in the center console along with approximately $200 in cash. The heroin had a weight of 40 grams, the report said.

McCullough was charged with trafficking of a controlled substance (heroin), trafficking within 1,000 feet of a public housing unit, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription (Hydrocodone), possession of heroin, driving with a revoked license, and two counts of possession of paraphernalia. He’s being held on $60,500 bond and will appear in Marion County Court on Aug. 13.