Sarasota Duo Faces Felony Drug and Weapons Charges
NEWS RELEASE 19-081
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people on multiple felony charges following a stolen property investigation that led to the discovery of heroin, methamphetamine, a stolen gun, and more.
On Friday, detectives were contacted by a relative of Jennalee Anderson, DOB 05/25/89, who reported Anderson was possibly pawning stolen jewelry and electronics from their family home. Through investigation, detectives recovered multiple items from a local pawn shop including an Apple MacBook and Yeti cooler that Anderson sold in March and April. On Saturday, detectives initiated a felony traffic stop on a vehicle in which Anderson was the passenger. As Anderson was being taken into custody on three warrants related to the stolen property, deputies recovered meth, cocaine, prescription pills and drug paraphernalia in her possession. Upon her arrest, deputies also noticed rock cocaine in plain view inside the vehicle. The driver, Juan Ayala-Gonzalez, DOB 10/11/88, was also searched and found in possession of meth and cocaine as well as a stolen .45 caliber handgun.
Early Saturday morning, detectives executed a search warrant on Ayala-Gonzalez’s home located at 537 Melody Circle, where they recovered more than 6 grams of heroin, methamphetamine, alprazolam, nearly 1,500 grams of suspected synthetic cannabis and various paraphernalia indicative of drug sales.
Anderson, of 3537 South School Ave, is charged with two counts of Dealing in Stolen Property, two counts of Providing False Ownership of Pawned Items, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Xanax, Possession of a Dilaudid and Possession of Narcotic Equipment. She remains in custody today on $24,500 bond.
Ayala-Gonzalez is charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Cocaine, Carrying an Unlicensed Firearm and Displaying a Weapon During the Commission of a Felony. He remains in custody today on $12,000 bond.