Street Level Drug Arrest News Conference Thursday at 10 a.m.

SARASOTA, FL. – September 14, 2016 – 3 p.m.

Chief Bernadette DiPino and members of the Sarasota Police Department Criminal Investigation Division will hold a news conference tomorrow, September 15, 2016 at 10 a.m., in the 2nd Floor Community Room, 2099 Adams Lane, Sarasota.

Media planning to cover the event are asked to arrive at 9:45 a.m. to allow for an on-time start. The news conference is in reference to a major operation that began in April 2016 and ended last week. The operation resulted in a significant number of arrests of street level drug dealers in the City of Sarasota.

The Sarasota Police Department Narcotics Unit and Street Crimes Unit has completed a long term operation with the purpose of targeting drug dealers within the City of Sarasota. The operation was conducted with undercover detectives making drug buys from suspected street level dealers in areas that intelligence-led policing proved to be highest in drug crimes.