Boca Raton man busted for drugs
A 25-year-old visitor to the Florida Keys had two handguns, marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms in his car when stopped at Mile Marker 105, the Sheriff's Office said.
Deputies reportedly stopped Timothy Parker of Boca Raton at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday because the window tint on his black Dodge Challenger was illegal.
Parker has a concealed weapons permit and told deputies of the guns. After a K-9 officer's dog sniffed the car, he admitted having marijuana in the trunk, said spokeswoman Deputy Becky Herrin.
Deputies removed an undisclosed amount of pot, drug paraphernalia and the mushrooms, which were sent to a lab for testing.
Island-to-island gift on agenda
The City Commission on Wednesday is set to decide whether to give a hand-me-down street sweeper machine to a Bahamian island.
The sweeper in question has "passed its usefulness" to Key West and would make a nice gift to Harbour Island, Bahamas, for "public benefit," as city law allows, the proposed resolution says.
Sponsored by Mayor Craig Cates, the proposal says the sweeper disposal wouldn't cost the city a cent.
Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Old City Hall, 510 Greene St., since the city's election is Tuesday.