SARASOTA, FL – February 13, 2018 – 11 a.m.
Ryan Ward, 23, of 2515 24th Street, Sarasota, has been arrested and charged with trafficking in cocaine between 28 and 200 grams and possession of marijuana under 20 grams.
On Saturday, February 10, 2018 at approximately 1:45 a.m., Sarasota Police Patrol Officers conducted a traffic stop for a tint violation on a vehicle Ward was driving near the intersection of 17th Street and North Washington Boulevard, Sarasota. The odor of marijuana was detected and Officers asked Ward to exit the vehicle.
During a search of Ward, 32.5 grams of crack cocaine, 3.5 grams of marijuana and $1590 in cash was located and placed into property as evidence. Ward was arrested and transported to the Sarasota County Jail.