Wildwood women jailed after pursuit leads to discovery of cache of drugs and guns

Brittany Martia Johnson

Two Wildwood women were arrested Thursday – one on a litany of drug charges – after a vehicle sped away from a Sumter County sheriff’s deputy at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.

The incident started around 5:30 p.m. when a deputy saw 22-year-old Aaliyah Sonea Glover pull out of the Mobil gas station at 390 E State Road 44 in a gold Buick. The deputy recognized the car from previous incidents involving traffic stops and attempts to flee from law enforcement, a sheriff’s office report states.

After witnessing the vehicle speeding and driving in the wrong lane on Country Road 231, the deputy attempted to make a traffic stop. But when the Buick sped away, the deputy terminated the pursuit in accordance with sheriff’s office policy, the report states.

Aaliyah Sonea Glover

A short time later, the deputy drove to a house at the corner of CR 231 and County Road 462, where he knew the car’s owner, 29-year-old Brittany Martia Johnson, lived in a shed.
The deputy made contact with both Johnson and Glover. Johnson, who was holding a one-year-old child, said she wasn’t aware that her vehicle had been driven that morning and it was in the driveway when she woke up. She added that she had no knowledge of it possibly being stolen.

During the conversation, the deputy smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the interior of the shed. Another person spoke with the deputy and then fled the scene. Since Johnson wouldn’t give permission for the shed to be searched, deputies secured it and started the process of obtaining a search warrant.

While waiting for the search warrant to be delivered, Glover and a group of other women “would persistently scream racial slurs and derogatory comments” to the deputy, the report says, adding that at one point, she stated: “Your patrol car is slow as (expletive deleted) that’s why I outran your (expletive deleted) this morning at the gas station.” When asked if Glover was offering an admission of guilt, “she became silent and returned inside of the residence,” the report says.

After the search warrant was served just after 2:30 p.m., deputies located three firearms, all of which were easily accessible with no locks in place, as well as numerous narcotics and drug paraphernalia, the report says. The items confiscated from the shed included:

• A Phoenix Arms .22-caliber pistol with one spent bullet in the chamber;
• A Hi-Point .45-caliber pistol located underneath a mattress with a magazine containing bullets;
• A Smith & Wesson M&P AR-15 rifle with an empty magazine inserted in the well and the safety in the firing position;
• A white powdery substance in a blue baggie and a yellow baggie that field tested positive for MDMA (0.4 grams and 0.5 grams, respectively);
• A brown rock-like substance in a clear baggie that tested positive for MDMA (16.7 grams).
• A clear baggie containing a large amount of a crystalline substance that field tested positive for the presence of Dimethyl Sulfone, which commonly is used as a cutting agent for methamphetamine (107.6 grams);
• A brown powdery substance in a clear baggie that tested positive for MDMA (10.5 grams);
• A clear plastic bag containing an off-white, hard substance that tested positive for MDMA (42.4 grams);
• A blue baggie containing numerous different shaped and colored tablets that tested positive for the presence of ecstasy (5.7 grams);
• A small, clear baggie containing a light blue powdery substance and what appeared to be tablets that tested positive for Fentanyl, a Schedule 2 controlled substance (1.4 grams);
• A yellow baggie containing green tablets that were identified as Alprazolam, a Schedule 4 controlled substance (1 gram);
• A clear baggie containing a white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine (3.9 grams); and
• Three digital scales and syringes.

Both Johnson and Glover were taken into custody and transported to the Sumter County Detention Center. Johnson was charged with drug trafficking; two counts of drug possession (one for dangerous drugs), three counts of possession of synthetic narcotics, four counts of child neglect and removing the serial number from a weapon. She was released Saturday at 1:45 a.m. on $12,000 bond.

Glover was charged with driving with a suspended license and fleeing or eluding a law enforcement officer with lights and siren activated. She was released Friday at 12:35 a.m. on $11,000 bond.

Glover also was arrested in March 2017 for allegedly biting a man’s hand during a fight over a cell phone. In that case, she was charged with battery and released after posting $500 bond.

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