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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Ocala man arrested with 84 grams of meth, stolen gun from Gainesville Police Department

An Ocala man faces multiple felony charges after he was stopped while driving on a suspended license and found with 84 grams of meth and a stolen gun from the Gainesville Police Department.

On Thursday, August 26, a Marion County Sheriff’s deputy and a K-9 deputy were traveling near 2500 Block NE 14th Street when they observed a vehicle traveling with its high beams enabled.

The deputies conducted a traffic stop on 34-year-old Robert Miller.

Ocala man found with stolen gun from Gainesville Police Department during traffic stop
Robert John Miller

When Miller exited the vehicle, one of the deputies noted he could smell marijuana. Miller provided his license and openly admitted his license is not valid and suspended, according to the sheriff’s report.

During a search of Miller’s vehicle, a black firearm with rounds inside of the magazine and one in the chamber was recovered from the floorboard.

In addition to the firearm, backpacks were recovered with 84 grams of a crystalized rock substances and another blueish rock-like substance in a baggie. The crystalized rock-like substances tested positive for methamphetamine and the blueish rock-like substances tested positive for MDMA.

Marijuana and a magnum revolver with six rounds of ammunition were also found, according to the report.

A computer check revealed the black firearm was stolen out of Gainesville Police Department. Another check revealed Miller has previous criminal history including failure to pay traffic fines and burglary.

Miller admitted both firearms found belonged to him but claims he didn’t know one was stolen and says he purchased it from a friend, the report stated.

Miller was arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail with a bond set at over $55,000. He faces ten charges including trafficking of methamphetamine and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. A court date is set for September 28 at 9 a.m., jail records show.