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Women popped for drug possession in Ocala traffic stop

Chelsea Jo-Ann Mulcahy

Two women – one from Ocala and the other from Belleview – were arrested after being pulled over in a high-profile drug area of Ocala.

Chelsea Jo-Ann Mulcahy, 32, of 5965 NE 5th Place in Ocala, was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, operating a motor vehicle without a license and violating her probation for prior conviction of fleeing/eluding law enforcement. Tobi Callaway, 29, of 12334 SE 98th Ave. in Belleview, was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.

Shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday, a Marion County sheriff’s deputy conducting a security check in a high-profile drug area observed a white Ford Edge without operable taillights during nighttime hours. The deputy conducted a traffic stop in the 4900 block of NE 35th Street, according to the sheriff’s office report.

Tobi Nicole Callaway

The deputy approached the vehicle and observed Mulcahy in the driver’s seat and Callaway in the front passenger seat. The deputy immediately noticed the smell of raw marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Mulcahy immediately said she did not have a valid license and that she was on active felony probation for fleeing and eluding, the report said.

Deputies searched the vehicle and found a transparent baggie with a green leafy substance inside the middle console that later tested positive for marijuana. They also found a black purse on the passenger-side floorboard. Inside the purse was a glass cylindrical bowl with a yellow waxy substance that tested positive for THC wax, according to the report.

Deputies found another black purse with gold straps on the passenger-side floorboard. Inside this purse was an ibuprofen bottle containing a white cellophane wrapper that was covering half of a white pill, the report said.

Mulcahy said the first purse, with the marijuana and THC wax, belonged to her. She said she had just purchased an ounce and that she obtained the THC wax at a convention in Tampa. The marijuana weighed 29 grams, according to the report.

Callaway said the second purse, with the half of a pill, was hers. She said it was suboxone and she does not have a prescription for it. Callaway said she purchased it from a friend due to her addiction to opiates, the report said.

Both women were taken to the Marion County Jail. Mulcahy was released Saturday on $3,000 bond, while Callaway was released Saturday on $500 bond. Both will appear in Marion County Court on Oct. 20.

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