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Eight People Arrested on Illegal Narcotics Charges in Sarasota

Post Date:03/21/2019 10:02 AM

Eight people were arrested late Monday afternoon on multiple narcotics charges after Sarasota Police Officers witnessed multiple hand to hand illegal narcotics transactions while near a playground at Gillespie Park and the area known as the Rosemary District (9th Street and Central Avenue).  Officers were made aware of the illegal narcotics transactions following a recent neighborhood association meeting with the Sarasota Police Department and residents in the community.

The illegal narcotics transactions included synthetic cannabinoids, commonly known as spice.  According to the Center for Disease Control, synthetic cannabinoids can cause severe illness and even death.  Clinical features of synthetic cannabinoids poisoning vary and may include hallucinations, delusions, psychosis, violent behavior, and suicidal thoughts.  Long term effects of using synthetic cannabinoids are unknown.

90 grams of spice was seized in total.  Those arrested include:

  • Jason Davis, 47, of Sarasota
    • Charges:Synthetic Cannabinoids - Sale or Possession with Intent (felony)
    • Possession of Crack Cocaine (felony)
    • Resisting Law Enforcement without Violence (misdemeanor)

  • Zachary Rausch, 32, of Sarasota
    • Charge:Purchase of a Controlled Substance - Synthetic Cannabinoids (felony)

  • Cleo Brown, 52, of Sarasota
    • Charge:Possession of Synthetic Cannabinoids 1000’ feet of a Park with Intent (felony)

  • Michael Winchell, 59, of Sarasota
    • Charge:Possession of a Controlled Substance - Synthetic Cannabinoids (felony)

  • Myeka Bouie, 37, of Sarasota
    • Charge:Sale of Synthetic Cannabinoids within 1000’ feet of a Park (felony)

  • Ricardo Toro, 41, of Sarasota
    • Charge:Possession of a Controlled Substance - Synthetic Cannabinoids (felony)

  • Miguel Sanchez-Colon, 68, of Sarasota
    • Charge:Possession of a Controlled Substance - Synthetic Cannabinoids (felony)

  • Angela Salpas, 48, of Sarasota
    • Charge:Possession of a Controlled Substance - Synthetic Cannabinoids (felony)
    • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (misdemeanor)

 

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