SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Police in Sarasota say what started with officers spotting a woman parked in a handicap spot in a Mercedes that had a license plate belonging to a Chevy truck ended with that woman arrested on drug charges.
Around 9:30am Monday on the 2400 block of Washington Court, officers saw the Mercedes in a handicap spot and ran the license plate. When it came back a mismatch, they spoke to the woman, but she refused to identify herself.
Officers say they discovered her identity and that 35-year-old Latoya Carley of Palmetto had multiple felony warrants for violation of probation out of Manatee County for trafficking amphetamine of 200 grams or more, possession of a firearm by convicted felon and grand theft of a motor vehicle.
Carley was arrested and officers say hidden in her clothes they found 49.09 grams of MDMA (also known as ecstasy or molly), a bag of marijuana and four cigars pre-rolled with MDMA.
She is charged with Trafficking Amphetamine/Methamphetamine (28 grams - 200 grams), Sale/Possession with Intent of Controlled Substance with 1000′ feet of a park (MDMA), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Oxycodone) and Giving a False Name while Detained.
Carley was taken to Sarasota County Jail on $97,000 bond.