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Woman who briefly fled from Ocala Police officers jailed on drug charges

Avial Lastell Brewton
Avial Lastell Brewton

A 26-year-old Ocala woman who was spotted speeding and then drove away from Ocala Police officers who tried to stop her is behind bars in the Marion County Jail.

The officers spotted Avial Lastell Brewton traveling in the 1200 block of N.E. 3rd Street at 46 mph in a 35-mph speed zone. Officers activated their emergency lights and chirped their sirens several times but Brewton didn’t stop until she reached the parking lot of Walt’s Pawn on State Road 40. They reported that she was making “erratic movements” in the vehicle throughout the entire pursuit.

Officers made contact with Brewton, who said she took so long to stop because she wanted to feel safe by calling her mother. Officers reported that while pursuing Brewton they didn’t see her using her cell phone.

Officers noted the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and a green leafy substance in the air vent beside the steering wheel and on the driver’s side floorboard. They searched the vehicle and located the green leafy substance that field-tested positive for marijuana in the air vent, on the floorboard and in the driver’s seat. They also found several chunks of a blue substance and a red chalky tablet that tested positive for methamphetamine/MDMA, an Ocala Police report states.

Brewton, who is on probation, was placed under arrest and transported to the Marion County Jail, where she was charged with possession of felony narcotics, possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams and probation violations on past charges of obstructing a crime investigation and possession of marijuana over 20 grams. She was being held on $3,000 bond on the new charges and no bond on the probation violations and is due in court April 27 and May 13 to answer to the charges, jail records show.

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