Pair arrested on drug charges in Summerfield

A pair was arrested on drug charges Sunday in Summerfield.

Gage Matthews
Gage Matthews
Renee Legette
Renee Legette

Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence located on NE 24th Ave. in reference to a woman on a bicycle who had entered the garage of the residence, according to an arrest report. The man who reported the incident said he did not know the woman.

Upon arrival, deputies made contact with 19-year-old Gage Matthews of Summerfield and 29-year-old Renee E. Legette of Ocala at the 2400 block of NE 28th St. Both were on bicycles and had matched the physical description provided by dispatch. Deputies observed a white and black bag that was on one of the bicycles and asked to whom did it belong. Legette said it belonged to her. A search turned up a small folded-up piece of aluminum foil and a pink clear pouch that contained five syringe needles, a silver spoon and two small clear baggies with very small amount of residue in them. When deputies asked about the aluminum foil, Matthews said it was his and that it contained methamphetamine.

Legette advised that the other listed items were used for heroine and meth.

The aluminum foil contained white powder substance, which field tested positive for methamphetamine. Legette advised that she was in the man’s garage because she was trying to knock on his door and wanted to avoid the front door.

Both were placed under arrest and transported to the Marion County Jail. Bond was set at $2,000 for Matthews and $1,000 for Legette.

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