The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested three people from Orlando Friday afternoon in connection with human trafficking and drug charges.
Detectives began their investigation March 8 after receiving information from an inmate at the Sarasota County Jail about possible human trafficking. According to the female inmate, her acquaintance Deandre Green, DOB 07/30/92, coerced she and another woman, into prostitution. Green regularly brought both women from Orlando to Sarasota for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity. Following the transactions, Green would keep the money and supply both women with heroin to support their addiction.
Through continued investigation, detectives identified Autumn Manning, DOB 09/01/89, who had outstanding warrants for Failure to Appear, and agreed to meet and engage in sexual activity with undercover detectives at a Sarasota hotel. When Manning arrived, she was driven by Green and both were taken into custody. As detectives approached Green’s vehicle, they witnessed a passenger, later identified as Tyree Lebby, DOB 08/08/88, toss suspected drugs in the back seat. Search incident to arrest revealed more than two dozen oxycodone pills and 7 grams of cannabis. Green was also found with nearly 1.5 grams of rock cocaine.
The trio was booked Friday into the Sarasota County Jail. Green is charged with two counts of Human Trafficking, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana, and Driving while License Suspended. He remains in custody on $103,500 bond. Manning is charged with Prostitution and two counts of Contempt. She remains in custody without bond while Lebby faces Possession of Oxycodone and Possession of Marijuana. He was released Saturday on $2,000 bond.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.