Friday, June 12, 2015
SARASOTA — Detectives arrested 43 suspects in Operation Safe Neighborhood, conducted using undercover detectives to make drug buys from suspected street level dealers in areas that intelligence-led policing proved to be highest in drug crimes, officials announced Friday. Operation Safe Neighborhood was a six-month investigation conducted by the Sarasota Police Department Narcotics Unit. The goal was to target street level drug dealers within the city of Sarasota. The operation began in December 2014 and ended with an arrest roundup in May, said Sarasota Police Lieutenant James Rieser of the Criminal Investigation Division. The 43 people arrested have a combined total of 316 felony convictions.
The drug buys by undercover detectives were conducted in area including:
· Seven in the Gillespie Park area, (drug dealers out of Newtown)
· Fifteen in the area of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way (Newtown)
· Thirteen in the area of Central Avenue and Cocoanut Avenue, (drug dealers out of Newtown)
· Nine in the North Tamiami Trail area to include the area around the 1100 block of 32rd Street, (North Trail prostitutes Newtown drug dealers)
“This is the most people we’ve ever arrested in a street-level operation. This operation is one of many ways the Sarasota Police Department is combating drug sales and activity in our community,” said Lieutenant James Rieser, Criminal Investigation Division.
One of the men arrested today is Rommel Mays who I have profiled in the unsolved murder of Nicole Scott, see below.
North Trail Sarasota Pimp and Drug Dealer Rommel Mays Is Back In Jail Do These Creeps Link To Unsolved Murder Of Nicole Scott?
The mutilated body of Nicole Rose Scott was found in a ditch at the far East end of University Parkway off of I-75 on December 11th, 2011. University Prkwy and Bourneside Blvd Sarasota Fl is basically a dead end road with no lights or nearby neighbors, “a good place to dump a body“. The killer or killers would have no problem in getting out of their vehicle and dumping the body near the trees and then a quick getaway out of the area. It appears the Nikki Scott could have been at one of a series of Motels in the 4900 block of North Tamiami Trl Sarasota Fl on or about Friday December 9th, 2011. It also appears that Nikki Scott might have been in contact with Rommel Mays in the months leading up to her murder. As of September 1st, 2012 Rommel Mays, DOB 6/18/1954, was back in the Sarasota County Jail, this time on an undisposed Domestic Battery charge from May 2012. Rommel Mays is a longtime drug dealer and pimp who worked the 4900 block of North Tamiami Trail Sarasota area near the Days’ Inn Motel. Rommel Mays laundry list of crimes committed in Sarasota County include, AGGRAVATED BATTERY, COCAINE POSSESS-WITH INTENT TO SELL MFG DELIVER ETC SCHEDULE II, COCAINE SELL-SCHEDULE II, and on and on it goes. Rommel Mays did time in the Florida State Prison system in 1997 for COCAINE-SALE/MANUF/DELIV out of Sarasota County and he also did 2 years time in 1988 for COCAINE-SALE OR PURCHASE this time out of Hillsborough County. Rommel Mays is a old time street thug who preys on the young women of the North Trail Sarasota, he gets them hooked on drugs and then puts them out of the street for prostitution and/or to sell his drugs, Rommel Mays is a P.O.S..
There is no way to sugar coat the unsolved murder of Nikki Scott, she was involved with the drug trade and prostitution on the North Trail Rte 41 in Sarasota Fl. I keep getting tips from people who were also involved in the drug trade on the North Trail in SRQ or are linked to some of the drug dealers who work out of the motels on the North Trail in SRQ and the story is always the same, guys with street names like Ro and Dex killed Nikki. Dex and Ro have multiple arrests for drug sales and violent crimes in Newtown, time to put these boys behind bars. Death of Nicole Rose Scott, On Dec 11th 2011, the body of Nicole Scott was found in a ditch on University Pkwy in Manatee County. At this time we believe that Nicole might have been in the ditch for possible three days before she was discovered. Nicole worked as a prostitute on the North Trail, and frequented the hotels in that area. Nicole was also a known drug user. We would like anyone that knows anything about her death, or who she might have been with to come forward with this information.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota to Panama City Fl, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM at http://www.wbipi.com