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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Villager’s live-in adult son arrested after K-9 alerts on his vehicle

Craig McDonald

A Villager’s live-in adult son was arrested early Thursday morning after a K-9 alerted on his vehicle.

Craig Alan McDonald, 41, who lives with his mother at 3771 Fenster Lane in the Village of Antrim Dells, had been driving a white 2002 Ford Ranger pickup at 12:27 a.m. when he was pulled over at a Sunoco gas station on U.S. 301 in Sumterville, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. He had been traveling 56 miles per hour in a 45-mph zone.

A K-9 unit was summoned to the scene and the dog alerted on the truck, signaling the likely presence of drugs. A search of a duffel bag in the truck turned up a hypodermic needle loaded with methamphetamine. A pipe with the residue of burnt marijuana was found in the bed of the truck.

In addition to a previous drug arrest in Duval County, McDonald was arrested earlier this year when a woman found him sleeping on her couch. McDonald, who did not know the woman, wandered into her home by mistake due to methamphetamine use. He had to be tasered by police.

McDonald was arrested on charges of possession of drugs and possession of drug equipment. He was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center and released after posting $3,000 bond.

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