Officials: Two Men took money meant for drug sting
Authorities say two New Port Richey men made a deal with an undercover Drug Enforcement Administration agent to obtain prescription pills for cash, but then stole the cash.
According to Sheriff's Office reports, Jeremy White, 28, of 8549 Broad St., met the agent at the Wal-Mart at 8701 U.S. 19 at 2 p.m. Thursday. He took $600 cash, the reports say, and was supposed to pick up a prescription from the pharmacy and give the agent the pills. Instead, he walked into the store and right back out, and fled in a car driven by 21-year-old Andrew Wyatt, also of 8549 Broad St.
The reports say Wyatt was found at home with $300 in his pocket. White was caught later. Both admitted to the crime, the reports say. They were each charged with grand theft.
White remained in the Pasco County jail on Friday; Wyatt was released after posting $2,000 bail.
Obscene picture leads to man's arrest
An 18-year-old man borrowed a child's cell phone, took a picture of his penis and sent the picture to the child's mother, police say.
Anthony Lamar James Jr. did this Thursday afternoon at the Hugh Embry library downtown, according to his arrest report. The mother, who was not identified, was offended and concerned for her child's safety.
Police confronted James at the library, the report says, and he tried to run away. When they caught up to him, he said he didn't mean to send the picture to the mother.
James, of 37802 Whitehouse Ave., was arrested and charged with prohibition of obscene acts and resisting arrest without violence, both misdemeanors. Bail was set at $300.
Superfit gather for Powerman contest
Athletes from about a dozen states as well as Canada, Denmark and South Africa are expected to participate in today's Powerman Florida competition, a qualifying event for the 2009 Powerman World Championship in Switzerland.
The competition, which starts at 7:30 a.m. at San Antonio park, is a duathlon: an 8K run followed by a 53K bike race, then another 8K run. There is also a sprint competition covering half the distance of the main event.
The main race features a $5,000 prize purse to the top male and female finishers, and the awarding of 75 qualifying spots in various age groups to the championship event.
For information, visit powermanflorida.com.