Tallahassee man arrested on firearm and drug charges

Tallahassee man arrested on firearm and drug charges
Posted at 6:52 AM, Jan 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-18 02:33:15-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man stopped for an inoperable tag light was arrested for firearm and drug violations after a police dog alerted on his pickup truck for the presence of narcotics.

Charles Patrick Worthington, 33, remained in the Leon County Detention Center on Thursday on $13,000 bond.

He was booked into the jail Tuesday on charges that include carrying a concealed firearm without a license, displaying a firearm during a felony, possessing a controlled substance without a prescription and possessing narcotic equipment.

After the K-9 indicated the presence of drugs in the pickup truck, the deputy found three glass pipes commonly used for smoking methamphetamine, according to a probable cause affidavit.

A crystal-like substance that field tested to be methamphetamine was in several items, including a small plastic bag, a small glass container and a small purple container.

The search turned up two handguns, one secured in a case and the other outside of a case and within arm's reach of Worthington.

Worthington told the deputy the firearms belonged to his father but he was aware they were in the pickup truck, the court document said.

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