Belleview lights-out driver jailed on drug charge

Georgianna Lang Antich

A Belleview woman who was pulled over for driving without her lights on was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and driving with a suspended license.

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy on routine patrol in the area of South U.S. Hwy. 441 and SE Abshire Boulevard early Monday observed a blue 2004 Nissan Altima driving north on Hwy. 441 with no lights. The deputy activated his traffic lights to conduct a traffic stop, and the vehicle pulled into the parking lot of the Wawa at 5726 SE Abshire Blvd., according to the sheriff’s office report.

The driver – Georgianna Lang Antich, 38, of 4397 SE 115th St. – told the deputy she believed her license was suspended for court fines. A computer check confirmed Antich’s license was revoked for five years in November 2016 and she was listed as a habitual traffic offender, the report said.

After placing Antich under arrest, the deputy searched the vehicle. Inside Antich’s purse, the deputy found a box labeled “Kingpin – World’s Most Awarded Cannibas Vape 69.64 percent THP.” Inside the box was a plastic cap that contained a brownish wax/oil-like substance that tested positive for THC/marijuana, according to the report.

Antich said the box was not hers, but she was arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail. She was released later Monday on $4,000 bond. No court date was set.