Felon resumed trafficking, detectives say
A 27-year-old man was arrested Monday on drug trafficking charges after, police said, he tried to sell oxycodone pills to an undercover detective. Breon Jackson, of the 1200 block of Carolyn Lane, was arrested on Sunset Point Road and charged with two counts of trafficking in oxycodone and three counts of sale and possession of crack cocaine. Clearwater police seized the pills, a 1990 Mercury and $150 in cash, according to a news release. Clearwater narcotics detectives said they were investigating Jackson in connection with dealing in various controlled substances. Jackson had previously sold crack cocaine to undercover detectives before he was arrested Monday, police said. Jackson has previous felony convictions for drug sale and possession. He was released from state prison in June after serving 21 months for sale and possession of cocaine and marijuana, according to the state Department of Corrections. On Tuesday, he was being held in the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $131,000 bail.
Garden fest still has vendor space
A limited number of vendor spaces are still available for Safety Harbor's Bloom N Garden Festival. The festival, scheduled for March 27, is designed to inspire community landscaping. It will feature local garden clubs, horticulture societies, plant and landscaping companies, as well as Safety Harbor businesses. In addition to plants, flowers and garden equipment, outside decor such as birdhouses, garden stones and wind chimes will be on sale. It will be centered on the gazebo on Main Street. For information, call (727) 724-1572 .
EPA program on Stauffer cleanup
The Environmental Protection Agency will have a public discussion on the upcoming construction for soil cleanup at the Stauffer Chemical Co. Superfund site. The program will be from 6 to 8 p.m. March 25 at Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 Lemon St., Tarpon Springs.
Friends of Library collects books
Dunedin Friends of the Library is holding a book collection April 10. The group will collect donations at the front entrance of Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave., starting at 10 a.m. For information, call (727) 298-3080, ext. 245.
Haven fundraiser selling tickets
Tickets are on sale now for "Diamonds in the Rough,'' a fundraiser for the Haven of RCS (Religious Community Services). The cocktail party and dance will include a silent auction and raffle. It will begin at 7 p.m. April 10 at the Kapok Special Events Center, 923 N McMullen-Booth Road, in Clearwater. Cost: $55 for individuals; $100 for couples. To purchase tickets or to donate an item for the silent auction, call (727) 512-4801 or visit RCSpinellas.org.
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