City of Alachua employee fired after being arrested for marijuana

Samuel Markowitz, a former recreation assistant for the city of Alachua was arrested Sunday on marijuana possession charges.

The officer smelled the weed in his car during a traffic stop. Markowitz admitted to having liquid marijuana in an electric smoker that he stashed n the back floorboard of his vehicle.

This is not his first time being charged for drug possession. Court record show he also has a marijuana charge back from 2016 in which he received a deferred prosecution.