Drug arrest ends in probation

The cases of a man and woman found in Anna Maria’s Bayfront Park — the man with cocaine and a woman who ran from police — have ended in 12th Judicial Circuit Court.

Arrested Nov. 5, 2014, by Manatee County Sheriff’s Office were Robert James Nuffer, 58, of Bradenton, and Brandi Lea Sparrow, 26, who was homeless.

Nuffer pleaded no contest May 5 on a charge of possessing cocaine and was sentenced to 18 months probation. His adjudication was withheld pending his probation.

Sparrow pleaded no contest in December to a resisting arrest charge and was sentenced to time served and fined $299.25.

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