NEWS RELEASE #: 17-142
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, working in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security and United States Postal Inspectors, arrested an 18-year-old Sarasota man for Trafficking in Ecstasy.
On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security intercepted a package in Miami suspected of containing MDMA pills. Investigators contacted sheriff's office detectives who made arrangements with United States Postal Inspectors to have the package delivered to the intended address in Sarasota on Thursday. Upon delivery, detectives executed a search warrant and recovered hundreds of MDMA pills valued at more than $10,000. Through investigation, detectives identified Michael Horan, DOB 10/05/98, as the man responsible for having the package delivered.
Horan, of 891 Faulkwood Court, is charged with a single count of Trafficking in MDMA and remains in custody at the Sarasota County Jail today without bond.