Sarasota, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-Reports of open air narcotics sales had police making contact with people hanging out in the area of 23rd Street and Leon Avenue.
Police say one man resisted officers when they went to arrest him for open container. That is when officers found 37 pieces of crack cocaine in 30 year-old Irvin Brown's pockets. The corner is located within a thousand feet of both a community park and a church, so brown is facing cocaine possession charges with intent to sell near a church.
Brown is also facing misdemeanor charges of resisting an officer without violence, possession of drug paraphernalia and with open container.
Brown was previously arrested in a drug roundup back in 2014 and just got out of prison last June for drug dealing.
Photo courtesy Sarasota Police Dept.