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St. Petersburg police encounter drugs, violence, weapon and car chase during traffic stop

ST. PETERSBURG — Police found 4 pounds of marijuana, prescription drugs, cash and a high-powered weapon after a traffic stop turned violent Monday night.

At about 9:45 p.m., covert street crimes officers began following a silver Kia. They saw the driver, Jimmie Flournoy, 25, of St. Petersburg run a red light at 22nd Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, and pulled the vehicle over in a driveway at 811 27th Ave. N.

Flournoy got out of the vehicle and began fighting with officers. Wanted in Hillsborough County on charges of home invasion robbery and other charges, he was armed with a handgun, police said.

An officer was treated for minor injuries because of the fight.

As Flournoy was struggling with officers, 22-year-old Bianca Harvey of Lakeland hopped from the passenger side to behind the wheel and sped away, striking a police cruiser.

Police were authorized to pursue the Kia and followed the vehicle to 40th Avenue NE and Birch Street, where the pursuit ended without further incident, police said.

Police found 4 pounds of marijuana, more than 100 Xanax pills, 66 oxycodone pills, nine hydrocodone pills, more than $5,000 in cash and a loaded, high-capacity weapon, police said.

Flournoy faces charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, resisting arrest with violence and felon in possession of a firearm. He was being held without bail at the Pinellas County Jail.

Harvey faces three counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, possession of marijuana, carrying a concealed firearm, leaving the scene of an accident and aggravated fleeing and eluding. She was being held at the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $90,250.

St. Petersburg police encounter drugs, violence, weapon and car chase during traffic stop 12/20/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 2:40pm]
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