Here's the news release from Sarasota County Sheriff's Office:
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested two brothers on multiple drug related charges thanks to proactive patrolling efforts near a duplex that has been the subject of neighborhood complaints and the location of six recent drug arrests.
Just before 10:00 p.m., last night, deputies on foot patrol in the 2700 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Way in Sarasota observed several subjects in front of the home. A marked patrol unit drove down the street and two subjects immediately fled on foot toward the rear of the building. As deputies caught up with one suspect, the other ran north and threw a bag into the yard of a daycare center. Once he was taken into custody, another deputy located the bag and determined it contained several Hydromorphone pills. Both suspects were also in possession of drugs and cash.
The suspects, 22-year old Trae Ward and his 20-year-old brother Ryan, both of 2515 24th Street, Sarasota, are both charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to Sell within 1,000 feet of a school and Drug Related Loitering, a County Ordinance. Ryan is also charged with Obstruction and violating probation on a prior charge of Possession of Cocaine. Trae is also charged with Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell within 1,000 feet of a school,
Trae Ward was also arrested Saturday afternoon by a deputy who tried to stop a vehicle that was speeding and driving erratically. When the vehicle finally pulled over Trae was charged with Fleeing to Elude. He was released on bond four hours later.
This is the ninth arrest for both Wards, who have violent criminal histories involving Aggravated Battery as well as multiple weapons and drug charges.