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Two men accused of offering drugs for sex in New Port Richey

NEW PORT RICHEY

Men accused of offering drugs for sex

Police arrested two men early Sunday morning on charges they tried to exchange drugs for sex, according to complaint affidavits. Carlos Barrientos, who turned 27 on Sunday, and 46-year-old Matthew Kelley each approached an undercover police officer posing as a prostitute at the Valu-Lodge at 6523 U.S. 19, Assistant Police Chief Darryl Garman said. Barrientos showed the officer a bag with 36 pills of the painkiller oxycodone , according to an affidavit. A small amount of crack cocaine was found in Kelley's car, according to another affidavit. Several other arrests were made in the sting over the weekend, which was set up due to complaints of prostitution, Garman said. Barrientos was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and solicitation of prostitution. He is being held in Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $20,250 bail. Kelley faces charges of cocaine possession and solicitation. He was released on $5,250 bond.

Hours are extended for free HIV testing

In an effort to get more people tested for HIV, Gulf Coast Community Care will hold extended hours twice a week. The testing office at 5744 Missouri Ave. will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Office hours will remain the same — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. — on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The test is free, and results come back in 10 days. The nonprofit organization tests about 20 people per week. For information or to set up an appointment to get tested, call Paul Watkins at (727) 816-1235.

HUDSON

Witnesses sought in cyclist fatality

Authorities are investigating an accident that killed an 81-year-old bicyclist Saturday. Jack C. Nelms was riding south on the edge of U.S. 19 near Eden Avenue at about 12:25 p.m. when he "lost control and overturned" in the road, according to a Florida Highway Patrol news release. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Florida Highway Patrol officials are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to call Cpl. K.W. Ratcliff at (727) 841-4181, ext. 126.

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Marriage of convenience ends in bloodshed. Page 2

Clarification

Bonita Lou Zahariev said she will write a court-ordered letter of apology to a Pasco sheriff's deputy even though she doesn't think he deserves it. A story in Monday's Pasco Times was unclear on this point.

Pasco deaths

Decker, Timothy A.

Defina, Sophie "Skip"

Kerr, James C.

Malmos, Mary A.

Padilla, Phillip "P.J."

Schultz, Joseph G.

Vick, Randy

Ward, James C.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Two men accused of offering drugs for sex in New Port Richey 07/21/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 4:36pm]
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