Traffic stop in Sarasota leads to narcotic arrest & seizure of drugs & U.S. currency

SARASOTA, Fla. – September 22, 2014 – 1 p.m.

On Sunday, September 21, 2014, at approximately 4 a.m., Sarasota Police officers initiated a traffic stop in the 2800 block Central Avenue in Sarasota after observing two suspects run a stop sign at 22nd Street and Leon Avenue in Sarasota.

The vehicle proceeded northbound on Central Avenue, drove through a dead end and crashed into a tree and the two suspects inside the vehicle fled on foot. Officers apprehended Tyderien Jenkins (driver) and Thomas McDuffie (passenger). A strong smell of marijuana was coming from the vehicle and after a search of the vehicle, powder cocaine (2.4 grams), crack cocaine (21.1 grams), heroin (3 grams) along with MDMA and U.S. currency ($1715) were located in the interior of the vehicle.

Suspect 1: Thomas McDuffie      DOB: 6/06/85       2011 Mercy Drive, Orlando, FL Charges: Driving with a license suspended Habitual Traffic Offender (felony) Possession of Crack of Cocaine with Intent to Sell (felony) Possession of Powder Cocaine with Intent to Sell (felony) Possession of Heroin with Intent to Sell (felony) Leaving the scene of a crash (misdemeanor) Obstruction without Violence (misdemeanor)

Suspect 1:
Thomas McDuffie      DOB: 6/06/85       2011 Mercy Drive, Orlando, FL
Charges:
Driving with a license suspended Habitual Traffic Offender (felony)
Possession of Crack of Cocaine with Intent to Sell (felony)
Possession of Powder Cocaine with Intent to Sell (felony)
Possession of Heroin with Intent to Sell (felony)
Leaving the scene of a crash (misdemeanor)
Obstruction without Violence (misdemeanor)

Suspect 2: Tyderian Jenkins       DOB: 8/26/1993       4325 Kingsfield Drive, Parrish, FL Charges: Possession of Marijuana w Intent to Sell (felony) Obstruction without violence (misdemeanor)

Suspect 2:
Tyderian Jenkins       DOB: 8/26/1993       4325 Kingsfield Drive, Parrish, FL
Charges:
Possession of Marijuana w Intent to Sell (felony)
Obstruction without violence (misdemeanor)