Warrant Roundup Results in 15 Arrests – 1 Suspect Still Wanted

SARASOTA, Fla. -- July 12, 2017 -- 1:30 p.m.

In June 2017, the Sarasota Police Department Narcotics Unit and Street Crimes Unit conducted a Warrant Round-Up resulting in 15 arrests of multiple convicted felons.  At this time, one suspect is still wanted: Khalid Polk, 25, (date of birth 9/21/1991), wanted for Sale of Fentanyl.

The Warrant Round-Up focused on suspects living throughout the City of Sarasota with a focus on illegal sale of controlled substances including Fentanyl and Carfentanil.  The 15 people arrested face 18 charges including Sale of Cocaine, Possession of LSD, Sale of Spice and Sale of Marijuana.  The 15 suspects have a combined 269 prior felony charges and 317 prior misdemeanor charges.

“We’re working hard to keep the City of Sarasota a safe place to live, work and play,” said Captain Corinne Stannish, Sarasota Police Criminal Investigations Division.  “We will continue our efforts to end drug dealing in the City of Sarasota.  We’re not going to give up,” said Captain Stannish.

Warrant Round-Up Arrests include:
- Mario Powers, 29, of Sarasota
Sale of Marijuana within 1000 feet of a School (felony)
Sale of Cocaine within 1000 feet of a Park (felony)

- Earl Taylor, 61, of Sarasota
Sale of Cocaine within 1000 feet of Public Housing (2 counts) (felony)

- Jackie Martel, 49, of Sarasota
Sale of Cocaine within 1000 feet of Public Housing (2 counts) (felony)

- George Whitfield, 54, of Sarasota
Sale of Cocaine within 1000 feet of Public Housing (felony)

- Tereza Jones, 19, of Sarasota
Sale of Cocaine within 1000 feet of a Church (felony)

- Jason Pierre, 22, of Sarasota
Sale of Spice within 1000 feet of a School (felony)

- James Brooks, 35, of Sarasota
Sale of Spice within 1000 feet of a School (felony)

- Cassandra True, 40, of Sarasota
Sale of Spice within 1000 feet of a School (felony)

- David Mason, 27, of Sarasota
Possession of LSD (felony)

- James Baker, 62, of Sarasota
Sale of Cocaine within 1000 feet of a School (felony)

- Ricky Cokley, 53, of Sarasota
Sale of Cocaine within 1000 feet of a Park (felony)

- Johnnie Weeks, 29, Sarasota
Sale of Cocaine within 1000 feet of a Church (felony)
Sale of Marijuana within 1000 feet of a Church (felony)

- Wilbert Polk, 24, of Arcadia
Sale of Cocaine within 1000 feet of a Church (felony)

- Elvis Shine, 36, of Sarasota
Sale of Cocaine (felony)
Possession of a Controlled Substance (felony)

- Michel Woodall, 36, of Sarasota
Driving with a License Suspended (misdemeanor)

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Khalid Polk is asked to call the Sarasota Police Department Narcotics Unit at 941-954-7009.