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Three men jailed in sale of crack cocaine

Three men, accused of selling up to $3,000 in drugs a day in the Pine Hill area off Congress Street, were arrested Wednesday on charges of selling crack cocaine to undercover detectives, authorities said.

The men arrested were Emmanuel Julius Jones, 18, of Oak Leaf Avenue in New Port Richey; Antonio Dion Burt, 21, of Mayfield Avenue in Port Richey; and Hammie "Ham Bone" Gooding, 28, of 10th Avenue in Tampa.

Jones was charged with two counts of selling cocaine, three counts of possessing cocaine and one count of resisting arrest. Gooding was charged with four counts of selling cocaine, four counts of possessing cocaine and one count each of possessing marijuana and possessing drug paraphernalia. Burt was charged with three counts of selling cocaine, four counts of possessing cocaine and one count of possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute.

All three men were being held Thursday at the Pasco County jail in Land O'Lakes.

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