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Ocala man arrested after loaded gun, drugs found during traffic stop

A 38-year-old Ocala man was arrested during a traffic stop when drugs and a loaded firearm were discovered.

On November 9, a Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy noticed a blue BMW traveling westbound around the 14000 block of W Highway 40 in Ocala.

While traveling behind the vehicle, the deputy observed a black bag being tossed out the passenger window onto the side of the road.

According to the MCSO report, the deputy attempted a traffic stop at the 14900 block of W Highway 40 but the vehicle, driven by sole occupant Marlon Steven St. Peter Anglin, continued traveling westbound for several blocks.

Ocala man possessing gun drugs arrested after traffic stop
Marlon Steven St. Peter Anglin

Anglin eventually stopped on W Highway 40 near 155th court.

The deputy requested a copy of Anglin’s vehicle registration, and the report indicated that he was nervous and fumbling through his cellphone while attempting to locate a digital copy of the registration.

There was a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The deputy asked Anglin to step outside and he refused.

Another MCSO deputy arrived, removed Anglin from the vehicle, and handcuffed him. As the deputies were about to search the vehicle, he informed them that a firearm was inside.

During the search, the deputies found a black .40 caliber handgun inside the passenger glove box. The handgun’s magazine was fully loaded, but there was no round in the chamber.

The black bag that had been tossed along W Highway 40 was later recovered, and approximately 98 grams of marijuana was found inside.

Anglin claimed that the bag belonged to his brother-in-law, and he acknowledged that it was previously inside the vehicle. When asked if he threw the bag out the window, he told the deputy, “I seen you and what was I supposed to do?”

Anglin was arrested and transported to Marion County Jail where he faces felony charges for marijuana possession over 20 grams, weapon possession during commission of a felony, and evidence tampering.

He was released on bond and a court date has been scheduled on December 14 at 9 a.m., according to jail records.