Sarasota Man Arrested After Selling LSD to 11-Year-Old

NEWS RELEASE 22-051 - OCTOBER 31, 2022
Derylak, Gabriel

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Sarasota man for supplying LSD to an 11-year-old child.

On July 29, deputies were called to the home of a juvenile female going in and out of consciousness. After being evaluated by paramedics, it was determined the child was experiencing effects of LSD or acid. Detectives began an investigation into where the child accessed the drugs. Through digital evidence, detectives identified the suspect as 19-year-old Gabriel Derylak, of 3700 S. Osprey Avenue, Apt. 107. Conversations between Derylak and the child revealed Derylak drove to the 11-year-old’s neighborhood and provided her with marijuana edibles and seven tabs of LSD.

On Wednesday, Derylak was taken into custody and charged with Sale of a Controlled Substance, Sale of a Controlled Substance to a Person Under 18, and Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communications Device. During his arrest and subsequent search of his apartment, detectives located several additional suspected narcotics including 163 prescription pills, LSD, marijuana, 125 grams of mushrooms, THC edibles and cartridges, butane hash oil, and drug sales paraphernalia. The items are being tested in the agency’s Drug Laboratory and may lead to additional charges.

Derylak remains in custody today on $10,500 bond.