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

Traffic stop leads to multiple firearms and more than 440 grams of marijuana

Post Date:05/28/2019 7:55 AM

Johnny Belvin, 25, of Sarasota, and Eunique Arnold, 21, of Sarasota, have both been arrested and are facing multiple felony charges following a traffic stop Thursday afternoon.

At 12:45 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019, Officers observed a truck with dark tinted windows traveling northbound on Dixie Avenue from 21st Street.  As Officers conducted a traffic stop, the truck quickly pulled into a driveway on 24th Street.

Inside the vehicle were five individuals.  While interviews were being conducted, Officers searched the vehicle and located 446.2 grams of marijuana, a Draco AK pistol, a Glock model 27 .40 caliber handgun and ammunition.

Belvin is facing charges of:

  • Possession of a Firearm by a Florida Convicted Felon (felony)
  • Carrying a Concealed Firearm (felony)
  • Possession of Marijuana more than 20 grams (felony)
  • Use of a weapon during a Criminal Offense (felony)

Arnold is facing charges of:

  • Possession of Marijuana more than 20 grams (felony)
  • Use of a weapon during a Criminal Offense (felony)

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19-031144 Social Media Graphic Johnny Belvin, 25, of Sarasota, and Eunique Arnold, 21,

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