Teens previously charged in Eastside High School brawl arrested for possession of marijuana

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BY JENNIFER CABRERA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Jermaine Marquis Fountain, 19, and Xavier Zuriel Robinson, 19, were arrested late last night and charged with possession of marijuana following a traffic stop. Both had previously been charged following a fight in early May at Eastside High School, and Robinson is on bail on those charges.

A Gainesville Police Department officer conducted a traffic stop at 11:13 p.m. last night at 1400 E. University Avenue and reported that she smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. Five passengers were removed from the vehicle, and as Robinson got out, he allegedly took a marijuana edible out of his pocket, claiming it was an edible. The edible, a Rice Krispies treat, weighed 76.6 grams.

Two other passengers in the car, who were separated during their interviews, both reportedly said Fountain was the owner of the other drugs in the car, which included 6 more bags of edibles and a bag containing 29 grams of marijuana. The combined weight of the marijuana and edibles would have been 426 grams.

A sworn complaint was filed against Fountain on July 28, related to the May 2 fight at Eastside High School. He was charged with 10 counts of disorderly conduct and 10 counts of interfering with school administrators, all misdemeanors. 20 Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the fight, along with school administrators and EMS.

Fountain has been charged with criminal possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana and is being held without bond pending his first court appearance.

Robinson was charged May 2 with two counts of disturbing the peace and one count of resisting arrest; he was released on bail on the condition that he refrain from criminal activity. A public order charge was dropped when formal charges were filed.

Robinson was charged with one count of possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana and is being held on $15,000 bond.

Articles about the arrests are based on law enforcement reports. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are charges only. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in court.


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