Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator (PIO)
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Traffic stop leads to firearm, ammunition & marijuana
Rashaad Williams, 21, of Sarasota, and Ke’Andre Walker, 20, of Sarasota, have both been arrested and are facing multiple charges following a traffic stop early Friday morning.
On Friday, March 15, 2019, at approximately 3:30 a.m., Sarasota Police Patrol Officers were in the 2900 block of North Washington Boulevard, Sarasota, when they were advised a vehicle was traveling 61mph in a 45mph zone with high beams on. Officers stopped the vehicle in the 3700 block of N. Washington Boulevard, Sarasota.
When Officers exited their vehicle, they noticed Walker making hand movements around him. When Officers approached the vehicle, they immediately smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Williams, the passenger, looked back and made hand movements under his seat and towards the passenger side door. Walker and Williams were asked to step out of the vehicle.
Before Williams stepped out of the vehicle, he handed Officers a ziploc bag containing marijuana inside it. When Officers searched the vehicle, they located a Glock 22 firearm, .40 caliber live round in the glove compartment, small baggie of cocaine, a scale, two baggies with marijuana and small apple bags (commonly used for selling street level narcotics).
Both Williams and Walker were arrested and transported to the Sarasota County Jail. While at the jail, Officers weighed and tested the substances found. In all, Officers seized:
- Glock 22 firearm
- 13 .40 caliber live rounds of ammunition
- 62 grams of marijuana
- 3 grams of cocaine
- Digital Scale
Williams is facing charges of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon (felony), Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon (felony), Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell (felony), Possession of Cocaine (felony) and Possession of Marijuana more than 20 grams (felony). Williams has a felony conviction from August 2016. Walker is charged with No Valid Driver’s License (misdemeanor), Possession of Marijuana less than 20 grams (misdemeanor).
Williams and Walker are currently being held at the Sarasota County Jail.