Vehicle Stop Yields Drug Trafficking Arrest


NEWS RELEASE 17-166

Jimenez, Edward   Langford, David

      Jimenez                                                                   Langford

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Sarasota men on drug charges after a traffic stop led deputies to discover methamphetamine, prescription pills and drug paraphernalia.

Tactical Unit Deputies first made contact with Edward Jimenez, DOB 05/05/73, just after 3:15 p.m., on Tuesday, when they stopped him for a traffic violation in the intersection of Beneva and Meridale Roads in Sarasota. During a consensual search of his vehicle, deputies recovered oxycodone in the center console and a lock box under the driver’s seat containing various drug paraphernalia and nearly 10 grams of methamphetamine. Upon search of the passenger, David Langford, DOB 07/06/57, deputies recovered a pipe, methamphetamine and various prescription pills including hydromorphone, OxyContin and Xanax. Langford also admitted to being responsible for the pill found in the center console.

Both men were arrested and transported to the Sarasota County Jail. Jimenez, of 1821 Bayonne Street, is charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Sell and Possession of Narcotic Equipment. He was released Wednesday on $8,000 bond.

Langford, of 4052 Palau Drive, is charged with four counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription and Possession of Narcotic Equipment. He remains in custody today on $6,500 bond.