New PORT RICHEY
Couple arrested after cocaine found in home
A New Port Richey couple were arrested Thursday after deputies found them at their home with about $2,700 worth of cocaine. Barry and Sherry Durham, both 35, are charged with armed trafficking in cocaine, felony possession of a firearm and drug possession charges. According to reports, deputies found a loaded handgun in the couple's bedroom, along with almost 3 ounces of cocaine. Sherry Durham was convicted of cocaine possession in 2007, reports say. She and Barry Durham were each being held in the Land O'Lakes jail Friday in lieu of $160,300 bail.
Suspect in death is sued for divorce
The suspect in the death of 9-year-old Felecia Williams of Tampa is being sued for divorce. Granville Ashanti Ritchie, 35, has been separated from his wife, Todra Tamis Ritchie, for about a year, the divorce petition says. They were married in 2006. In her filing Wednesday in Hillsborough County Court, Todra Ritchie said the marriage is "irretrievably broken." A search warrant affidavit released last week shows that Granville Ritchie had been living with a girlfriend in St. Petersburg. On the day last month that Felecia went missing from a Temple Terrace apartment she was visiting, the affidavit shows, he told investigators he was having sex in another room with Eboni Wiley, a family friend of the girl's. No charges have been filed in connection with the death. Ritchie, named by police as the suspect, is in jail on drug charges.
Marijuana found inside fire station
A small amount of marijuana was found inside a Pasco County fire station Friday morning and an investigation is under way to determine if it belonged to a firefighter, authorities said. The drugs were found inside Fire Station 16 in Zephyrhills around 10:30 a.m. A Pasco Fire and Rescue employee found it and later called deputies, the Sheriff's Office said.