Sarasota Man, Wanted For Robbery, Arrested Walking With Fentanyl And Marijuana In His Backpack

SARASOTA, Fla. – A Sarasota man, wanted for Armed Robbery, was arrested on multiples drug charges.

On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, just before 8 p.m., Sarasota Police responded to the 2800 block of North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, when they spotted Connor T. Smith, 27.

Smith was wanted on an active warrant for a violation of probation for Robbery with a Deadly Weapon and two counts of Aggravated Battery from Manatee County.

Source: Sarasota Police Department

A search of Smith’s backpack found 115.8 grams of marijuana, two bags of fentanyl powder, one zip lock bag with hard-pressed fentanyl pills, and various drug paraphernalia including an electronic scale, small plastic bags, and cash.  The marijuana and fentanyl were both positive field-tested.

Connor T. Smith, age 27

Smith was arrested without incident and transported to the Sarasota County Jail. 

He is facing charges of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell (felony), Possession of a Controlled Substance (felony), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (misdemeanor).

Smith is currently being held in the Sarasota County Jail on a $3,500 bond.

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