Monday, January 13, 2014
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Grassy Key

Driver jailed over drugs

A man was jailed for possession of marijuana and prescription pills after deputies pulled him over Friday for not wearing his seat belt, the Sheriff's Office reported Sunday.

James Wells, 27, of Big Pine Key, had Alprazolam and Adderal in his truck along with a bag filled with 235 grams of marijuana when stopped on Guava Avenue at noon Friday, Deputy Becky Herrin said.

Wells has a prescription for the Adderal but not the other pills, Herrin said, but faces a felony charge of marijuana possession due to the amount.


'Green Drinks' event

A monthly gathering where the topic of conversation is eco-friendly projects in Key West is set for the third Wednesday of each month in the courtyard of Old Town Manor, 511 Eaton St.

Key West Green Drinks starts with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The program starts at 6:30 p.m. with a report on sustainable fisheries, including ddetails about which local restaurants buy from local fishermen, organizers said.

The monthly event is sponsored by Green Living and Energy Education (GLEE).


'Cold' spell delays road shift

Recent "cold weather" is the reason for a delay in shifting the traffic pattern along the construction zone of North Roosevelt Boulevard, Florida Department of Transportation officials said.

Later this month, the state will shift traffic to the water side of U.S. 1 between Salt Run Bridge and the Triangle so crews can start working on the 'business side' of North Roosevelt, said spokesman Dean Walters.

There will be "intermittent" delays during preparation, Walters said.

The $42 million project is 79 percent complete with a deadline of July 21.