Drug Bust

Guns, drugs and cash were seized by Key West Police after two underage patrons were refused service at a Duval Street bar.

The Key West Police Department seized drugs, guns and money after a minor tried using fake ID at a local bar.

Connor Malinis, 19, and Madison Birtley, 21, were at Irish Kevin’s bar on Duval Street on Sunday, when Malinis presented a false identification and the bartender refused to serve him. Both were removed from the bar and Malinis became enraged, Key West police spokeswoman Alyson Crean said.

Police were called when witnesses reported seeing the two drive down Duval Street past Irish Kevin’s waving a handgun out of the window of the car, Crean said.

The two were located a short time later, walking near Hog’s Breath bar and restaurant. Birtley told the officers that his friend was upset they were removed from the bar and started to act “ganster-like,” Crean said.

Malinis told officers that the gun was in the car, and Britley agreed to show them where the car was parked, which was at Simonton Beach. The officer observed a large baggie on the dashboard with what looked like marijuana, Crean said.

Inside the car, officers found a felony amount of marijuana and sales amounts of controlled substances. They also located a Glock handgun, a Keltec handgun and a Daniel defense M4, all loaded. The suspects also had $900 in cash, Crean said.

Malinis, who is from Jacksonville, had an active warrant from St. John’s County. The two were arrested and transported to the Monroe County Detention Center on Stock Island, Crean said.

Malinis faces two felony counts of carrying a concealed weapon without a license, seven felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, one felony count for possession of marijuana, a felony fraud charge for displaying the fake identification and a misdemeanor charge of improper display of a firearm, Crean said.

Britley, who is from St. Augustine, faces 10 felony charges and one misdemeanor, Crean said.

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