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.


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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