Man faces cocaine, child abuse charges
The Sheriff's Office says Christopher Shackelford went out Thursday to make a dope deal. He arrived at Best Buy on U.S. 19 about 8 p.m. with a bag full of cocaine and five children in the car, according to a report. Shackelford's buyer was working with undercover detectives, who had arrested Shackelford on charges of selling crack cocaine three other times since December, according to reports. The children were not wearing seat belts and had access to the cocaine, a report says. Shackelford, 35, of 214 E Boyer St. in Tarpon Springs was arrested and charged with three counts of cocaine sales, four counts of cocaine possession and one count of child abuse. He was being held Friday in the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $55,000 bail.
Driver charged in two DUI deaths
Judy Z. Smith, 54, of Zephyrhills was drunk on Dec. 6 when she caused a wreck that killed two people, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Smith was arrested Friday on two counts of DUI manslaughter and various other charges related to the accident on State Road 54 at Lanier Road. The FHP said Smith was westbound on SR 54 in a 1999 Ford Explorer when at 6:22 p.m. she slammed into the back of a 2005 Chrysler minivan driven by George Schoenadel, 76, of Rawlings, Md. Passengers Joann Schoenadel, 64, and Albert Cocking, 79, died from their injuries while passengers Sofia Anderson, 81, and Mary Cocking, 78, were injured. Tests revealed that Smith's blood alcohol level was 0.245, well above the 0.08 Florida limit, the FHP said. Smith turned herself in Friday to Cpl. Mike Styers, the lead investigator in this case, and was booked into the Pasco County jail.
NEW PORT RICHEY
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Grove Park Community Center will hold swimming lessons for eight weeks this summer. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon today at the center, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey. $35. Call (727) 934-4198.
The price of the Mother's Day Dinner Concert by Richey Community Orchestra on May 11 is $20. Because of incorrect information given to the Times, another price was listed in Friday's Diversions.
Donahey, Harold E.
Freer, Robert H.
Glunt, Harry C. Jr.
McMillan, Levon W. "Lou"
Mosher, Albert George
Nadeau, Dolores Grace
Puma, Rose K.
Roach, Patricia L.
Romeo, Joseph A.
Ryan, Gladys "Vicki"
Trignano, Gloria M.
This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.