Three men face charges over drug operation
Hernando County Sheriff's deputies, acting on a search warrant, arrested three men Wednesday in connection with a drug trafficking operation at 11157 Heathwood Ave. in Spring Hill. Maurice Holland, 35, faces charges of trafficking in cocaine and hydrocodone, manufacturing crack cocaine, felony possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, plus possession of a firearm by a felon. Also arrested were LaCharles Watts, 40, who faces one count each of conspiracy to manufacture crack cocaine, misdemeanor possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia; and William Morgan, 39, who was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor marijuana possession.
Bereavement group to meet
HPH Hospice will offer its Grief's Journey Bereavement Group from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Tuesday through March 8, at the office at 12260 Cortez Blvd. A hospice bereavement counselor will help the group understand and deal with the challenges associated with grief over the death of a loved one. There is no cost to participate, but registration is required. Call toll-free at 1-800-486-8784.
Pet adopt-a-thon Saturday
Home at Last Pet Adoptions will have an adopt-a-thon from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Petco, 7223 Coastal Blvd., in the rear of the store. Although the organization specializes in Siamese, other cats and kittens will be available. All are spayed or neutered, have had age-appropriate vaccinations, have tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS, have microchips and have been treated for parasites. Fees vary and are tax-deductible. All pets can be viewed online at halpetadoptions.petfinder.com. Requests for specific pets to be brought to an adopt-a-thon can be made (individual appointments can also be scheduled). Call (352) 476-6832 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.