SARASOTA, Fla. - Two separate undercover operations on the Suncoast have led to the arrests of over a dozen people.
In Sarasota on Wednesday, police conducted operations at two spots along the North Tamiami Trail, resulting in the arrests of 5 men.
- 65-year-old Samuel Aldrich of Sarasota
- 37-year-old Ahmid Elobid Ahmid of Ft. Myers
- 50-year-old Ronnie Brown of Tampa
- 66-year-old Charles Carpenter of Bradenton
- 55-year-old Milton Gutierrez of Land O' Lakes
That same day in Bradenton, police held an undercover operation in that city, resulting in the arrest of 7 men and one woman.
- 30-year-old Misty Barnes
- 43-year-old Paige Smith
- 24-year-old Minh Phan
- 82-year-old Robert Jones
- 35-year-old Joseph Luckenson
- 37-year-old Warwentz Louis
- 31-year-old Porfirio Beltran-Martinez
- 54-year-old Gary Chavers