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Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator (PIO)
Genevieve Judge
Desk Phone: 941-954-7094
Fax: 941-954-7034

Traffic stop leads to seizure of 20 grams of marijuana, $8,675 and recovery of a stolen firearm

Post Date:11/02/2018 12:09 PM

Sarasota Police Officers have arrested a Sarasota man after a traffic stop lead to the seizure of 20 grams of marijuana and the recovery of a stolen firearm.  Dariente L. Singletary, 20, of Palmadelia Avenue, Sarasota, has been charged with Carrying a Concealed Firearm (felony), Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell/Manufacture/Deliver (felony) and Resisting an Officer with Violence (felony).

On October 26, 2018, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Officers were traveling on Leon Avenue in the City of Sarasota and observed a driver commit several traffic violations.  Officers initiated a traffic stop and contacted Singletary.  After refusing multiple commands from the Officers, Singletary was handcuffed and taken out of the car.  Singletary was walked back to a patrol car but gave resistance and straightened his legs and torso to prevent both doors from being closed.  Officers were able to secure Singletary in the patrol car.

During a search of the car Singletary was driving, Officers located:

  • 9mm Pistol with a loaded magazine with 9 rounds of ammunition (this firearm was later listed as stolen out of the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office).
  • 20.8 grams of marijuana.
  • $2,275 in U.S. currency (an additional $6,400 was found in Singletary’s pockets) making the total $8,675 in U.S. currency.
  • Digital scale, two cell phones, clear plastic sandwich bags (commonly used to package and sell narcotics).

Singletary was transported to the Sarasota County Jail where he later bonded out.




Singletary, D.










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