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Raid on home results in four drug arrests

By Times staff writers

© St. Petersburg Times, published February 9, 2001


HUDSON -- Four people were arrested on drug possession charges after Pasco County sheriff's detectives raided a Madeline Drive home Wednesday afternoon.

Deputies served a search warrant at 15717 Madeline Drive at 1:43 p.m. Wednesday and found more than 100 grams of marijuana, as well as several different kinds of prescription drugs no one had a prescription for.

Deputies arrested J.C. Gerow, 29, 15717 Madeline Drive, on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and dispensing medical drugs without a pharmacy license. According to his arrest report, Gerow told deputies that half the marijuana was for him, the other half for friends. He also said he gave away the prescription drugs to a friend because the friend was in pain.

Deputies also arrested Wuanita Gillespie, 55, charged with possession of marijuana with intent and possession of legend drug; Jerry Heist, 48, possession of a legend drug; and Christina Suhl, 37, possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. A legend drug is a drug requiring a prescription, and deputies said none of the suspects had prescriptions for the drugs they had. The suspects all listed their residence as the Madeline Drive address.

Gillespie and Gerow were released on supervised release Thursday night. Heist paid $250 bail and was released, and Suhl was still being held on $750 bail.

Man charged with writing woman threatening letter

NEW PORT RICHEY -- A Hudson man was arrested on a charge of writing a letter to a woman threatening to rape her.

Charles Michael Blum, 22, 1209 Lake Karl Drive, was arrested on a charge of written threats to kill or do bodily injury.

Deputies said Blum wrote the letter to the woman and signed it. The woman read the letter and contacted the authorities. Deputies said Blum later repeated to deputies, in graphic fashion, the threats.

Blum was being held on $10,000 bail Thursday night.

Hudson boy, 16, charged with aggravated battery

HUDSON -- A 16-year old Hudson boy was charged with aggravated battery Thursday morning after a fight on Rex Street, deputies said.

Deputies said Mark Bain, 16, 9807 Ray St., was arrested near Rex Street and Litewood Drive at 12:06 a.m. Thursday.

The victim, who was not named in the arrest report because he is a juvenile, told deputies that Bain had a knife and had cut him over the right eye. A witness to the fight did not see a knife, the report said, and deputies were unable to find the knife.

Bain was arrested and taken to the Pasco County juvenile jail.

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