Lake City police arrested a Wellborn man on Wednesday who was wounded in a Feb. 3 shooting incident on narcotics possession.
According to a Lake City Police Department (LCPD) release, officers arrested Kristopher Farmer, 21, for possession of narcotics, possession of cocaine, possession of drugs, intent to sell and possession of a firearm while in the commission of a felony.
The arrest stemmed from a Feb. 3 incident when LCPD officers were dispatched to W. US Hwy 90 at NW Ridgewood Avenue at 8:59 p.m. to the report of a person shot.
When officers arrived, they located Farmer suffering two gunshot wounds. The victim indicated he was traveling west on W. US Hwy 90 when a grey SUV pulled alongside him and started shooting into his vehicle. Farmer was the lone occupant in his vehicle and emergency responders transported him to the hospital.
Officers found a Glock 23 containing 18 rounds in the magazine and one live round in the chamber located in Farmer’s vehicle between the driver’s seat and the center console.
Due to the nature of the shooting, Farmer’s vehicle was impounded to complete the investigation.
LCPD obtained a search warrant for the vehicle. The investigation of the vehicle led to the discovery of drug paraphernalia and narcotics, a large pill bottle containing two plastic bags of a white powdery substance, a purple iPhone, a cut straw, 10 acetaminophen and oxycodone pills, two crown royal bags containing miscellaneous plastic bags, a cut straw, a grey eTalk flip phone, five DNA swabs and two projectiles.
The search of the vehicle led to the discovery of the following narcotics and drug paraphernalia: a purple iPhone with no case, a cut straw, a large pill bottle containing two (2) plastic bags of a white powdery substance, a plastic bag containing a white crystal substance, a plastic bag containing ten (10) Acetaminophen and Oxycodone pills, two (2) crown royal bags containing several miscellaneous plastic bags, a grey eTalk flip phone, five (5) DNA swabs, and two (2) projectiles.
Tests revealed the substances to be methamphetamine, cocaine and alpha-PVP.