KEY LARGO -- The Key Largo Civic Club and Upper Keys AARP will host a political forum from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at 209 Ocean Bay Drive, near mile marker 99.5, oceanside.
All candidates for local elections are invited.
Candidates will have one minute to introduce themselves, then will be asked a prepared question and allowed one minute to answer. The candidates will have another minute for an ending statement.
The forum is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Sample ballots will be on hand.
Call Pam Martin at 853-0907 for more information. Candidates are asked to RSVP for the forum.
Felony drug arrest
KEY LARGO -- Reports of loud, vulgar music blaring from a car in a community park led to the discovery of nearly three ounces of marijuana in the floorboards and a teenager's arrest, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.
Aaron Marietta, 19, of Islamorada, was charged with possession of a felony amount of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a park and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Deputies were called to the Key Largo Community Park at mile marker 99.4 at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, after a woman allegedly told deputies that she asked a young man to turn down music that was blaring from a car, but he and others with him yelled at her.
Deputies found a silver Dodge Charger with its doors open and music blaring from the car. The driver, a 17-year-old boy, walked over and turned the music down, but deputies could smell marijuana and noticed green, leafy substances on the floorboards, according to the arrest report.
The driver told deputies a brown purse in the back seat belonged to his friend, who uses it to carry marijuana, reports say. Marietta allegedly admitted the bag belonged to him. It reportedly contained about 83 grams of marijuana, plastic bags, rolling papers and a grinder.
The driver was charged with possessing tobacco by a minor and was turned over to the custody of his father.
Marietta was taken to the Plantation Key jail.
KEY LARGO - The Key Largo Wastewater Board has rescheduled its Nov. 6 meeting to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7.
The change was made to allow board members Charlie Brooks and Robby Majeska time to campaign on election day.
Brooks and Majeska are vying for two at-large seats also being contested by challengers Steve Gibbs and Mike Black.