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St. Augustine Beach traffic stop leads to drug bust

Police find crack cocaine, methamphetamine

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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – A traffic stop on Wednesday turned into a drug bust, where three people were arrested on multiple drug charges, including possession of crack cocaine and methamphetamine, the St. Augustine Police Department said.

A St. Augustine police officer stopped a Chevrolet sedan at about 3:25 p.m., after watching the driver conduct multiple traffic infractions. After interviewing the driver, Rebecca Medick, 30, of Hastings, Florida, the officer found out her license was suspended.

The officer searched Medick’s car and found almost 27 grams of methamphetamine and about 2 grams of crack cocaine, police said.

Authorities said the evidence found in Medick’s car was consistent with trafficking and intent to sell the drugs.

Medick is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and driving while license suspended or revoked. She is being held on a $23,500 bond.

Medick’s two passengers, Donald Gillespie, 37, of Jacksonville and Debora Tompkins, 61, of St. Augustine were also arrested, police said.

Gillespie is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and Violation of probation. He is being held without bond.

Tompkins is charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. She is being held on $500 bond.