Sarasota police arrest 16 in major drug investigation

SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) – Sarasota police have arrested 16 people in a major undercover drug investigation.

Police say the street level drug dealers were openly selling illegal narcotics in the City of Sarasota.

Four suspects are still wanted by authorities.

All 20 suspects have a combined total of 559 prior felony arrests and 174 prior felony convictions.

The investigation began early this year.

Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino and members of the Sarasota Police Department Criminal Investigations Division will release details on Wednesday morning about the undercover operation which is called “Operation Corner Stone.”

The operation got its name because it focused on arresting people who deal drugs on the streets or “corners” and “stone” is the street name for rock cocaine.

 

WHAT OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON RIGHT NOW:

WFLA.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s