Operation Stamp Out Concludes with 15 Arrests

NEWS RELEASE 24-029 - JUNE 20, 2024
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The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) arrested 15 people on multiple charges during Operation Stamp Out, an undercover investigation spanning nearly two years resulting in the confiscation of significant quantities of fentanyl, crack and powder cocaine, other stimulants, substantial amounts of cash, and firearms.

Detectives launched their investigation in the Summer of 2022, which led to the execution of two search warrants at the residences of Anthony Alexander and Darrenton Trebbles. Various illicit narcotics were found at each of the residences, including over five kilograms of Dimethylpentylone, a synthetic stimulant, discovered at Trebble’s home in Manatee County.

On June 10, SCSO’s Special Investigations Section conducted a warrant sweep with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Sarasota Police Department (SPD), the North Port Police Department (NPPD), and the Office of Statewide Prosecution-Ft Myers, which resulted in the seizure of 159.9 grams of Fentanyl, 5,569.8 grams of Cocaine, 7.5 grams of Marijuana, approximately $218,000 in cash, two firearms, gold jewelry, and other illegal substances.

Combined, the operation resulted in 17 individuals being charged with a total of 60 felony charges. The following 15 individuals were arrested:

  • Anthony A. Alexander, DOB 12/08/1992, of 631 Carmel Road, Venice, is charged with one count of Racketeering, eight counts of Conspiracy to Traffic in Amphetamine/Cocaine, and six counts of Trafficking in Cocaine/Fentanyl.
  • Darrenton Trebbles, DOB 10/30/1994, of 8449 Gardens Circle #14, Sarasota, is charged with one count of Racketeering, three counts of Conspiracy to Traffic in Amphetamine/Cocaine, five counts of Trafficking in Cocaine/Phenethylamines/Fentanyl, one count of Cocaine Possession with Intent to Sell/Manufacture/Deliver, and one count of Resisting Officer without Violence.
  • Eric McClain, DOB 08/03/1984, of 661 Chamberlain Blvd., Wauchula, is charged with one count of Racketeering and three counts of Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine/Amphetamine.
  • Israel Corona, DOB 10/29/1981, of 5006 19th Street E., Bradenton, is charged with one count of Racketeering, two counts of conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine, and one count of Trafficking in Cocaine.
  • Porcha Graham, DOB 02/26/1988, of 794 Dedication Court, Nokomis, is charged with one count of Racketeering, one count of Conspiracy to Traffic in Amphetamine, two counts of Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine.
  • Allen Roberts III, DOB 08/15/1995, of 2469 Van Lear Avenue, North Port, is charged with one count of Racketeering and three counts of Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine.
  • Sammy Robinson, DOB 06/04/1991, of 2452 23rd Street, Sarasota, is charged with one count of Trafficking in Cocaine and one count of Trafficking in Fentanyl.
  • Niko Curington, DOB 05/30/1995, of 2594 Abbeville Road, North Port, is charged with one count of Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine.
  • Antonio Charles, DOB 11/03/1987, of 802 Forest Street, Nokomis, is charged with one count of Sale of Rock Cocaine.
  • Horace Charles Jr., DOB 11/26/1961, of 802 Forest Street, Nokomis, is charged with two counts of Sale of Rock Cocaine.
  • Jerry Charles, DOB 09/30/1969, of 802 Forest Street, Nokomis, is charged with one count of Sale of Rock Cocaine.
  • Gerald Charles, DOB 06/28/1993, of 802 Forest Street, Nokomis, is charged with one count of Sale of Rock Cocaine.
  • Samtavia Robinson, DOB 12/03/1994, of 2449 N. Lemon Avenue, Sarasota, is charged with two counts of Sale of Rock Cocaine.
  • Clydrick Lewis, DOB 11/20/1985, of 513 Church Street, Nokomis, is charged with two counts of Sale of Rock Cocaine.
  • Rashard Rivers, DOB 11/13/1988, of 1524 E. 7th Street, Bradenton, is charged with one count of Cocaine Possession.

The following two individuals have active warrants for their arrest in connection to this operation:

  • Terrance Reed Sr., DOB 04/21/1968, of 2594 Abbeville Road, North Port, is charged with one count of Racketeering, and three counts of Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine.
  • Victor Schuler, DOB 11/02/1991, of 3496 Linden Drive, Sarasota, is charged with one count of Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine and one count of Trafficking in Cocaine.

If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of these two individuals, please contact the sheriff’s office at 941.316.1201 or Crime Stoppers at 941.366.8477.

“I commend the almost two years of painstaking work put into Operation Stamp Out by the Special Investigations Section,” remarked Sheriff Kurt A. Hoffman. “Additionally, we appreciate and acknowledge the cooperation and outstanding efforts of the DEA, SPD, NPPD, and the Office of Statewide Prosecution-Ft Myers. Their contributions were significant in the successful outcome of this operation. Working together makes a difference in our community.”