Search warrant ends with four arrests & seizure of firearms, money and drugs

SARASOTA, Fla. – August 11, 2014 – 10 a.m.

On Friday, August 08, 2014, the Sarasota Police Department Narcotics Unit, with the assistance of the SWAT team, Street Crimes Unit and Patrol Division, executed a search warrant at 1083 Colleton Drive in Sarasota due to neighborhood complaints of drug sales at this address.   As a result of the search warrant, four individuals were arrested and charged with drug related crimes.

Detectives seized:

  • 264.6 grams of powder cocaine

  • 41 grams of rock cocaine

  • 25.9 grams of heroin

  • 9.2 grams of marijuana

  • 25.4 grams of oxycodone

  • 32.7 grams of hydromorphone (Dilaudid)

  • $6,832 US currency

  • 2 loaded semi-automatic handguns


    “Neighborhood reports were that this home and the people living there were operating an around the clock drug business.  We hope these arrests have a major impact on the quality of life for this neighborhood and the people who live there,” said Lt. Pat Ledwith, Commander, Criminal Investigation Division, Sarasota Police Department.

Robert J. Gambles Jr.  DOB (05/27/82) 1083 Colleton Drive, Sarasota Possession of Marijuana less than 20 Grams Trafficking in Cocaine 200 – 400 grams Trafficking in Heroin 14-28 grams Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Oxycodone) Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Hydromorphone)

Robert J. Gambles Jr.  DOB (05/27/82)
1083 Colleton Drive, Sarasota

Possession of Marijuana less than 20 Grams

Trafficking in Cocaine 200 – 400 grams

Trafficking in Heroin 14-28 grams

Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Oxycodone)

Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Hydromorphone)

Tavaris C. Edwards   DOB (05/21/86) 1083 Colleton Drive, Sarasota Possession of Marijuana less than 20 Grams Trafficking in Heroin 4-14 Grams Trafficking in Cocaine 28-200 Grams

Tavaris C. Edwards   DOB (05/21/86)
1083 Colleton Drive, Sarasota

Possession of Marijuana less than 20 Grams

Trafficking in Heroin 4-14 Grams

Trafficking in Cocaine 28-200 Grams

Wayne L. Goff Jr.   DOB  (02/04/93) 1083 Colleton Drive, Sarasota Possession of Marijuana less than 20 Grams Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Sell (Oxycodone) Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Sell (Hydromorphone)

Wayne L. Goff Jr.   DOB  (02/04/93)
1083 Colleton Drive, Sarasota

Possession of Marijuana less than 20 Grams

Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Sell (Oxycodone)

Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Sell (Hydromorphone)

Johnnie L. Lang   DOB (08/03/79) 1216 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Sarasota Trafficking in Cocaine 28-200 Grams Possession of Marijuana less than 20 Grams

Johnnie L. Lang   DOB (08/03/79)
1216 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Sarasota

Trafficking in Cocaine 28-200 Grams

Possession of Marijuana less than 20 Grams