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UCF Police Arrest Suspect on DUI and Drug Charges

University of Central Florida police arrested a driver accused of being intoxicated on campus Sunday.  UCF police allege the driver had more than 70 pills of controlled muscle relaxants in his car.

UCF police arrested Thomas Clyde Mastin Jr., 34, of Orlando, on allegation s of DUI.  According to UCF police, Mastin  admitted to the officer that he  had oxycodone, carisoprodol and alprazolam — three powerful muscle relaxants — in his car because he had “2 dislocated discs in his back,” the arrest report shows.  The police reports also shows Mastin explained he was on his way home after having “just a little bit” of alcohol at his mother’s bar in Casselberry where he works as a bartender.

Police found multiple prescription bottles for the medications under his name littering the vehicle. They also recovered a bottle of a prescription in another person’s name. All the pills had been mixed and divided among the different prescription bottles, police said.

Mastin  faces multiple counts of possession of carisoprodol, possession of controlled substance in unapproved manner, sale or delivery of oxycodone, possession of alprazolam with intent to sell, unlawful possession of a prescription, trafficking in oxycodone and driving under the influence and is being held at the Orange County Jail on a bond of $57,200.

Reports show police found his car parked in a grassy area on the side of Gemini Boulevard at about 6:21 a.m. Mastin was sleeping in the driver’s seat and appeared intoxicated, according to the arresting officer’s report.

Mastin failed the sobriety tests; however, a breath test measured his blood-alcohol content at 0.000. He told police he had a little alcohol before he left his mother’s bar, but also said he had taken some oxycodone before he started working.

If you have been arrested or charged with a DUI or other criminal offense in Orlando and are facing criminal prosecution in either Orange County, Seminole County, Florida, contact the attorneys at Tilden Law for an initial and confidential consultation, 407-599-1234.

Fleet Tilden, Esq.
Fleet Tilden, Esq.
Beginning in 1923, attorney John Tilden, Esq. established his law practice in Downtown Orlando with a full service law firm serving Central Florida residents. Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, attorney N. Fleetwood Tilden, Esq. began his Central Florida law practice after graduating from law school in 1993. After a career as an Assistant State Attorney prosecuting Central Florida criminal cases, the Law Office of Tilden Law was established. Practicing exclusively Criminal Defense, Mr. Tilden has handled over 5,000 criminal cases.