ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Members of the Charlotte County Sheriff's Marine Patrol Unit arrested three Sarasota County men on drug charges Friday after they were found in possession of methamphetamine.
Michael Steven Langford, 51; Brian Randall Frost, 39; and John David Frost, 43 face charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia.
At about 5:20 p.m., members of the Marine Patrol Unit were in the area of the Publix parking lot, located at 8725 Placida Road. As they were walking back to their vehicle through the parking lot, they noticed that the driver of a gray Dodge pickup was watching them intently while the vehicle’s passenger was sliding down in his seat.
When the deputies drove to the pickup truck’s location, it pulled out of the parking space, going the wrong way in the parking lot and pulling onto Cape Haze Drive without stopping at the stop sign. They were able to stop the vehicle a few blocks away. As they approached the truck, the deputies noticed the driver appeared to be trying to hide something.
While one officer was issuing the driver a warning for failure to stop at the stop sign, the other officer was given consent by the driver to search both himself and his vehicle. Inside the vehicle, in a central area of the front seat, deputies found a paper rolled up around a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine.
Deputies arrested the driver, Langford, and his passengers, Brian Randall Frost and John David Frost. They were released on $3,500 bond each.