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LCSO: Tallahassee man arrested for stolen gun, drugs

Posted at 6:34 PM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 18:34:21-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A Tallahassee man is behind bars after Leon County Sheriff's Office deputies say he was caught with drugs and a gun that had been reported stolen to the Tallahassee Police Department.

According to The Leon County Sheriff's Office, on October 6, LCSO deputies responded to a residence in the 3700 block of Wood Hill Drive about a harassment call.

Upon arrival, deputies learned 34-year-old Karey Murphy left the residence in a rental car after threatening to shoot someone at the residence.

According to the report, a description of Murphy and the vehicle he was driving, a white Chevrolet, was given to deputies on scene, and they confirmed the vehicle was a rental.

Deputies also confirmed Murphy had several active outstanding warrants for his arrest.

During the investigation, deputies responded to a location that Murphy was known to frequent on Wren Hollow Drive.

LCSO says deputies located and observed Murphy exit that location and enter a white Chevrolet vehicle.

Deputies stopped the vehicle after Murphy began to leave the location, contacted Murphy, and placed him under arrest for the warrants.

During a search of the rental vehicle, LCSO says deputies located more than 25 small plastic baggies containing a white powdery substance in the driver’s side door jam, a loaded 9mm Sig Sauer handgun, 17 rounds in the glovebox, and a plastic baggie containing a green leafy substance.

According to the report, deputies confirmed the handgun was reported stolen to the Tallahassee Police Department.

As outlined in the report, the white powdery substance inside the plastic baggies tested positive for cocaine. LCSO says all the baggies of cocaine weighed approximately 10.11 grams total with packaging.

The vehicle was turned over to a wrecker service for proof of ownership by the rental company, and Murphy was transported to the Leon County Detention Facility.

Sheriff Walt McNeil reminds citizens of the Cease Fire program and to report any illegal gun possession to the Big Bend CrimeStoppers at (850) 574-TIPS (8477) for a possible monetary reward.