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Women jailed after drugs found in Ocala traffic stop

Adrienne Jeanne Miller

Two women – one from Ocala and the other from Anthony – were arrested after drugs were found in their vehicle during a traffic stop Monday night in Ocala.

Allison Nicole Appling, 27, of 12082 SE County Hwy. 484 in Ocala, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Adrienne Jeanne Miller, 41, of 3710 NE 97th Street Road, was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Appling was behind the wheel of a 2005 silver Pontiac when she was pulled over by a Marion County sheriff’s deputy shortly after 5 p.m. on NE 35th Street for not wearing a seatbelt. Appling did not have her driver’s license with her and gave the deputy her name and date of birth, according to the sheriff’s office report.

Allison Nicole Appling

A sheriff’s office K9 unit responded and “Babo” gave a positive alert for drugs inside the vehicle. Appling and Miller, who was a passenger in the back seat, were told to get out of the car, the report said.

Deputies searched the vehicle and one of them found a clear plastic bag containing a white rock-like substance on the back-left passenger seat where Miller had been sitting. Next to the substance was a clear glass pipe with white residue inside. As soon as the substance was discovered, Miller spontaneously it was “fake,” according to the report.

After being read her Miranda warning, Miller said she was familiar with the clear bag containing the white rock-like substance but it wasn’t hers. She admitted, however, that the glass pipe next to it belonged to her. The substance tested positive for cocaine and weighed 26 grams. The white residue inside the pipe also tested positive for cocaine, the report said.

Also found in the back seat was a purse that contained various credit cards with Miller’s name and a red folded piece of paper with a clear rock-like substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. Miller said it was hers and she forgot about it, according to the report.

An agent continued the search and found a brown purse inside the vehicle trunk. The purse contained credit cards that belonged to Appling and a black bag with three syringes. The syringes did not have any substances inside them, but Appling later admitted that she uses them  for methamphetamine, the report said.

The agent also found a black cap containing a clear rock-like substance on the driver’s-side floorboard. The substance tested positive for methamphetamine. Appling said the substance was most likely hers and she forgot about it, according to the report.

The women were arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail. Miller is being held on $4,500 bond and will appear in Marion County Court on Jan. 5. No court information was available for Appling, who is being held on $3,000 bond.

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