Lashay D. Smith, 32, of Bradenton, has been arrested by the Sarasota Police Department and is facing multiple felony charges following a traffic stop on Monday.

Bradenton Man Arrested By Sarasota Police For Multiple Felony Charges, Trafficking Fentanyl

Lashay D. Smith, 32, of Bradenton, has been arrested by the Sarasota Police Department and is facing multiple felony charges following a traffic stop on Monday.

SARASOTA, Fla. – Lashay D. Smith, 32, of Bradenton, has been arrested by the Sarasota Police Department and is facing multiple felony charges following a traffic stop on Monday.

On August 29, 2022, just before 5 p.m., Sarasota Police officers stopped a vehicle in the 1900 block of Orange Avenue, Sarasota, for illegal tint.  When officers searched the vehicle and Smith, they found illegal narcotics and paraphernalia including:

  • 45.9 grams of Fentanyl
  • 14 grams of Hydromorphone
  • 40.1 grams of Cocaine
  • 33.8 grams of Marijuana
  • 4.5 grams of Oxycodone
  • 2 Oxycodone/Acetaminophen pills

Smith was given multiple traffic citations including Sunscreen Material on a Windshield (for the illegal tint) and No Valid Driver’s License.  Smith is facing multiple felony charges for:

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Fentanyl)
  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Hydromorphone)
  • Trafficking in Cocaine (28-199 grams)
  • Possession of Marijuana within 1000′ of a School with Intent
  • Sale/Possession with Intent of a Controlled Substance within 1000′ of a School/Child Care
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance

Smith was transported to the Sarasota County Jail where he is being held on a $169,000 bond.

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