Man cited for illegal fish

An 18-year-old Marathon, Florida man was given a mandatory notice to appear in court citation for possessing an out-of-season and undersized snook.

Christopher Jeffrey Smith was also cited for not having a snook permit.

The Sheriff’s Office stopped a Nissan sedan on U.S. 1 in Marathon at approximately 11:35 p.m. for suspected illegal window tint. There was an odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle, of which Smith was a passenger.

The snook was found in a bucket following a search of the vehicle.

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Reckless motorist arrested

A 60-year-old Homestead, Florida motorist was arrested Thursday following a traffic stop on U.S. 1 in Key Largo.

Roberto Montenegro Rosales was charged with DUI, possession of cocaine, and possession of pills without a prescription.

The Sheriff’s Office received reports of a southbound Ford SUV that was unable to maintain its lane on the 18-Mile Stretch. The Sheriff’s Office observed the SUV driving similarly and conducted a traffic stop near Mile Marker 106.

A small amount of cocaine and a bottle of prescription pills not prescribed to Montenegro Rosales were subsequently found.

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