Guns, cash, MDMA, cocaine and marijuana found during traffic stop

Traffic stop leads to narcotics bust

SARASOTA (WWSB) - A 31-year-old man is now facing multiple charges after being arrested at a traffic stop late Monday night in the City of Sarasota.

Officers were patrolling in the 2400 block of Leon Avenue of Sarasota when they contacted Christopher Brown and two other people inside of a vehicle. While the approaching them, officers smelled the odor of burnt marijuana and observed a marijuana cigarette in the center console cupholder.

Police say Brown, already a convicted felon, stepped out of the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot but was placed under arrest. The two other individuals both left the vehicle after being told to stay inside.

Brittany Albritton, 26, of Sarasota is facing charges of Resisting a Law Enforcement Officer without Violence, which is a misdemeanor.

In all, officers say they located $2,004 in cash, two loaded 9MM handguns, 397 grams of MDMA, two grams of cocaine, marijuana, and a digital scale.

Brown is facing eight total charges, including five felonies for possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, possession of cocaine and armed trafficking in MDMA, as well as three misdemeanors for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, as well as resisting a law enforcement officer without violence.

Illegal items being possessed in Sarasota
Illegal items being possessed in Sarasota (Source: Sarasota Police Department)

Copyright 2019 WWSB. All rights reserved.