Lake City felon arrested for weapon possession

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A convicted felon was arrested on Sunday after Lake City Police officers discovered a handgun in his vehicle.

According to a Lake City Police Department (LCPD) release, Deandre Jajuan Perkins, 38, was pulled over at 8:50 p.m. after failing to stop at a stop sign on NW Georgia Avenue at the intersection of NW Long Street.

Deandre Jaquan Perkins
Courtesy of Columbia County Detention Center Deandre Jaquan Perkins

The officer called for backup after he smelled a strong odor of burnt and fresh marijuana while he spoke to Perkins. The backup officer arrived and approached the vehicle on the passenger side where he spotted a handgun between the center console and the passenger seat.

The occupants were then removed from the vehicle and Perkins was arrested for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. A consensual search of the vehicle also yielded three bags of marijuana.

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Perkins was transported to the Columbia County Detention Center and is being charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.

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