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Police: Buttocks wound prompts drug charge

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A 42-year-old Florida man is facing drug charges after being shot in the buttocks by an unknown assailant.

Police in Jacksonville allege that after Charles Thompson was shot Friday, a bag of marijuana fell from one of his pant pockets after they were removed by paramedics, the South Florida Times-Union reported Sunday.

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The paramedics had removed Thompson's pants to reach his buttocks wound and had handed the clothing over to the responding police officer.

While Thompson was immediately rushed to a hospital to undergo surgery, police said he would qualify for drug charges.

Witnesses told the Times-Union Thompson appeared to be talking to the man who shot him before gunfire erupted.

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