Sarasota County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 17-people in a drug sweep yesterday in South County…. County Drugs VO.mp3

A sheriff’s department spokesperson says they were after people dealing cocaine, heroin, meth, and prescription medications in Venice, Nokomis and Englewood. The Herald-Tribune says the charges against all the suspects added up to 41-felonies and three misdemeanors, and we’re told more charges are pending. One of the suspects was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The sheriff’s department put undercover officers on the street to make buys after resident and business complaints.