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Pinellas deputies seize cocaine from Oldsmar home

OLDSMAR — Pinellas deputies arrested a woman accused of running a drug house Monday for the second time in two years, after receiving numerous complaints, according to an arrest report.

Aletha B. Howard, 49, was charged with operating a drug house, a felony, after deputies executed a search warrant Friday and found cocaine, scales and material to "cut" cocaine into crack, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

She was arrested on the same charge, along with charges of felon in possession of a firearm and possession of cocaine, in 2009. That case has not yet gone to trial, court records show.

Deputies said they had received complaints from neighbors about activity at the house at 105 Bayside Blvd. Property records show Howard owns the home.

According to an arrest report, deputies executed a search warrant on Friday after undercover detectives bought cocaine from a man at the residence in January. They seized about an ounce of cocaine, scales and "cutting agents" used to convert cocaine to crack.

Howard, who also goes by the name Aletha B. Frazier, was convicted of sale of marijuana and cocaine in 1990, cocaine possession in 1993 and battery in 1994, according to Pinellas County court records.

She was released from the Pinellas County Jail Tuesday morning after posting $5,000 bail.

Pinellas deputies seize cocaine from Oldsmar home 05/10/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 3:47pm]
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