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Saturday, July 13, 2024

‘Erratic’ Ocala man jumping in middle of street arrested for fentanyl possession

A 42-year-old Ocala man who was acting erratically while standing in the middle of the street is facing drug-related charges after a law enforcement officer allegedly found fentanyl in his possession.

On Thursday, a Marion County Sheriff’s Office corporal and deputy trainee responded to the 1800 block of NE 42nd Street in Ocala in reference to a suspicious individual “jumping up and down” in the middle of the street while “talking to himself,” according to the arrest report.

When the corporal and deputy trainee arrived on scene, they spotted a man, later identified as Christopher Ronald Schack, who was only wearing shorts and shoes. The corporal noted that Schack was jumping up and down near a property in the area.

The report stated that as the corporal exited the patrol vehicle, Schack began walking toward the middle of the roadway. The corporal observed that Schack was “sweating heavily” and “acting erratic.”

Schack then started reaching for his pockets, and he was detained in handcuffs. During a pat-down search, a folded-up piece of paper with a burnt piece of aluminum foil was found in one of his pockets, and a clear plastic bag containing a white powdery substance was located inside his wallet, according to the report.

After being read his Miranda rights, Schack stated that he used the burnt aluminum foil to “smoke methamphetamine,” and he further advised that the powder in the plastic bag would test positive for fentanyl. In the report, the corporal noted that the aluminum foil field-tested positive for methamphetamine, and the powder field-tested positive for fentanyl.

Schack was arrested and transported to Marion County Jail, where he is currently being held on a $3,500 bond. He is being charged with possession of fentanyl and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A court date has not been scheduled yet, according to jail records.