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Loaded assault rifle, handgun, drugs found in Sarasota home

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SARASOTA COUNTY (WWSB) - A Sarasota man was arrested Thursday after the Sarasota Police Department (SPD) conducted a search warrant of his home and found multiple loaded firearms, money and drugs.

According to SPD, on Oct. 13, their narcotics team executed a search warrant at 1908 29th Street in Sarasota. The search warrant was obtained as a result of an investigation of narcotics sales from the residence. 

As a result of the search, 30-year-old Elijiata Williams, who was on house arrest at the time, was arrested.

SPD detectives seized:

  • $2,500 in U.S. currency,
  • 2 firearms (KalTec 9mm assault rifle and Glock 9mm handgun),
  • 221.9 grams of marijuana,
  • 26 pills of hydromorphone,
  • Trace amount of powder cocaine

There were also numerous loaded, high capacity magazines with the two firearms. Williams has been charged with:

  • Possession of marijuana with intention to sell within 1000 feet of a park
  • Possession of a controlled substance (Hydromorphone) with intention to distribute within 1000 feet of a park
  • Possession of cocaine
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Possession of ammunition by a convicted felon
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Violation of probation (2 counts of possession of a controlled substance)