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Stop for missing bicycle light leads to Largo drug arrest

Missing light was the least of his worries
A man police say was riding his bicycle without a light early Tuesday might have had a reason for not wanting to be seen. Mario Key, 19, of Dunedin was stopped for not having a light at 12:17 a.m. Tuesday on 2nd Avenue NE in Largo. According to Largo police, Key attempted to flee on foot, at which time he threw a bag onto the ground and removed his sweatshirt, police said. The bag contained another bag, which held marijuana, plastic baggies and a digital scale. The shirt contained a loaded gun, police said. The gun’s serial number had been scratched out. Key, who was released on $15,300 bail, was charged with two felonies — carrying a concealed weapon during a felony and possessing marijuana with intent to sell or manufacture — and two misdemeanors. Police also cited him for the bicycle violation.
Safety Harbor
Code enforcement lien amnesty set
The Safety Harbor City Commission on Monday approved a limited-time amnesty program to 40 property owners who have code enforcement liens. The city will accept 15 percent of unpaid fines payable within 90 days from an application being approved. All code violations must be resolved before seeking forgiveness. The program will last through Sept. 30. For information, call City Hall at (727) 724-1555.
Enjoy park, movie with ‘Dr. Doolittleâ
Showing this month at Safety Harbor Movies in the Parks is Dr. Doolittle: Million Dollar Mutts. The film starts at 8 p.m. Friday at the Gazebo on Main Street in Downtown Safety Harbor. Admission is free.
Elder law teacher to give open house
St. Petersburg College will hold an open house with Lee R. Carr III, elder law attorney instructor, from 7 to 8 p.m. today in portable 147 at the Clearwater campus, 2465 Drew St. The gathering is designed to introduce potential students to meet the instructor and review the course and curriculum for the elder law class, which begins June 5. For information, call the Lifelong Learning Department at (727) 341-3184.
Volunteer lawyers to staff free clinic
A free legal clinic will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1012 Pennsylvania Ave., Clearwater. Volunteer attorneys will be on hand to answer specific legal questions with topics ranging from family law, tenant rights and evictions, wills, bankruptcy, workers compensation and other legal issues. The program is free. For information, call Jane Helms at (727) 443-0657, ext. 101. 

Stop for missing bicycle light leads to Largo drug arrest 05/19/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 7:13pm]
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