Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Police: Search of car yields drugs, paraphernalia


Police: man had drugs and paraphernalia

A 27-year-old man is facing felony drug charges after police searching for a reckless driver found him with more than 13 ounces of marijuana, authorities said. Dion J. Daniels of 1532 Stevenson Drive was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of cocaine with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia. Around 6 p.m. Tuesday, an off-duty Clearwater police officer reported a vehicle being driven recklessly that was last seen going northbound on Betty Lane from Drew Street. Responding officers found the car, a 2010 Chevy Cobalt, in a driveway at Daniels' home and smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, police said. They searched the car and found a backpack with the marijuana, 5 grams of powder cocaine, two digital scales, a marijuana grinder and packaging materials, police said. Police seized the drugs, paraphernalia and the car. On Wednesday morning, Daniels was being held in the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $15,150 bail.

Officials: Girl taken to man for sex

Authorities are investigating allegations that a 45-year-old Port Richey woman repeatedly took a 13-year-old girl to have sex with an adult man in Clearwater. Cindy Woods is also accused of buying the teenager cigarettes and not making her attend school. Woods was arrested Monday and charged with child neglect. The relationship between Woods and the girl was not disclosed by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. The girl said Woods often drove her to Clearwater to have sex with a 40-year-old man, a report states. However, Woods said she believed the man was in his 20s. Woods said she often dropped the girl off at the man's house at night and he would bring the girl back in the morning, authorities said. Woods said she "assumed (the girl) was having sex with the male," the report states.


Saturday market in park returns

Saturday is opening day for the new season of the Dunedin Saturday Market located in Pioneer Park at the corner of Main Street and Douglas Avenue. Stroll through the park, listen to music and shop the market. Activities include a visit from Dunedin Doggie Rescue, live entertainment and free face painting for children. Cake will be served. A fire truck and sheriff's cruiser will be available for youngsters to check out. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through July. For information, e-mail or call market manager Richard Kendler at (727) 692-5353.


Some can get loan to help fix homes

If you're a Pinellas County homeowner living under 120 percent of the area median income, and you need a new roof or central heat and air, you could be eligible for a low-interest loan to help with repairs through Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services. Loans, with an interest rate between 0 and 2 percent, average up to $10,000. For information, call (727) 442-4155.

Police: Search of car yields drugs, paraphernalia 10/26/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 7:09pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Hit-run driver who refused to leave van threatened to shoot them, Hillsborough deputies say

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — Sheriff's deputies negotiated with a driver for about 90 minutes before taking him into custody after he refused to leave his van and threatened to shoot them near the scene of a hit-and-run crash in north Tampa.

    The driver of this van tried to flee the scene of a crash in north Tampa Thursday morning until he could travel no farther, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said. Then he refused to leave the van and threatened sheriff's deputies, they said. [TONY MARRERO   |   Times]
  2. Get the latest Tampa Bay Buccaneers news delivered daily to your email inbox


    They narrowly missed the playoffs by thismuch.

    Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans (13) celebrates with quarterback Jameis Winston (3) after they connected for a touchdown during a win over the Seattle Seahawks in November in Tampa. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]
  3. Police release name of man found dead in north Tampa vacant lot


    TAMPA — Authorities have released the name of a man found dead in a vacant lot in north Tampa on Tuesday and have confirmed his death is a homicide.

  4. Gov. Scott backs off boycott of companies doing business in Venezuela

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott will ask the Florida Cabinet next month to prohibit the state's investment managers from doing something they already do not do: invest in companies or securities owned or controlled by the Venezuelan government.

    Florida Governor Rick Scott interacts with people as he holds a Venezuelan Freedom Rally at El Arepazo 2 restaurant on July 10 in Miami. [Joe Raedle | Getty Images]
  5. Muslim leader endorses Kriseman


    Abdul Karim Ali, president of the Tampa Bay Area Muslim Association, announced his support of Mayor Rick Kriseman on Thursday.

    Abdul Karim Ali endorsed Mayor Rick Kriseman Thursday