17
April
2017

Homeowner Charged in Connection with Multiple Heroin Overdoses

News Release #: 17-097

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested a Sarasota woman for Maintaining a Nuisance Dwelling after deputies responded to a series of overdoses at her home on Lockwood Ridge Road.

Since August 2016, the sheriff's office responded to 4502 S. Lockwood Ridge Road 33 times for several reasons including drug arrests, wanted persons, and disputes. Since that time, deputies have also been dispatched to the home of Danielle Baggett, DOB 04/14/80, for seven separate heroin or fentanyl overdoses. In the month of March, three of the overdoses occurred over three consecutive days. While interviewing residents, several described the home as a "drug flop house", where Baggett allowed people to stay in exchange for drugs.

On Tuesday, detectives arrested Baggett and charged her with a single count of Maintaining a Nuisance Dwelling, a felony charge that carries a $1,500 bond. Baggett was released Wednesday. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.