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Clearwater police arrest four on drug charges


police arrest four on various drug charges

Police arrested four people Wednesday evening after an investigation found that drugs were being sold from a Clearwater home, authorities said. Police said two of the people had previously sold drugs from 1375 Barry St., off of S Highland Avenue, and the other two were found with drugs during a search of the house. Amanda Renee Walter, 29, was charged with trafficking in oxycodone and sale of marijuana. Jeremy Allen Gilbert, 31, was charged with principal to the sale of oxycodone. Brian Wesley Tretter, 21, was charged with possessing cocaine, and Marcus Jerome McAffee, 28, was charged with possessing marijuana. Police obtained a search warrant after undercover detectives bought drugs from Walter at the home at least three times in the past month, arrest reports said. Police seized $2,618 in cash, 121 oxycodone pills, 100 pieces of crack and about five ounces of marijuana.

Genealogy is topic of Saturday talk

Peter Summers, president of the Pinellas Genealogy Society, will speak at Clearwater's Aging Well Center, 1501 N Belcher Road, as part of the monthly genealogy lecture series. During the program from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, he'll focus on how to track family ties by accessing immigration and naturalization documents. Advance registration is recommended. Call (727) 724-3070.


Public hearing on DART fares set

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority will hold a public hearing at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., on a proposed fare increase for DART passengers. The service is provided for disabled riders who are unable to use the traditional bus service. The proposal is available online, and printed copies will be available at the hearing. If you are unable to attend in person, written comments can be sent to PSTA Budget Public Hearings, 3201 Scherer Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, or e-mail For more information, call (727) 540-1900 or visit

Business women invited to network

The Professional Business Divas chapter of the American Business Women's Association invites business women to attend a networking meeting on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater Hotel, 12600 Roosevelt Blvd N. It will feature a presentation by Corinne Freeman, past mayor of St. Petersburg, on "Celebrating Women's History.'' Cost: $15 (includes lunch). Reservations are required by noon Friday. Call Jeannine Storer at (727) 572-1224 or e-mail

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