Homeless man charged with more than $1000 worth of cocaine

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comApril 2, 2013 

A man who was arrested near Veterans Parkway and 17th Street Monday night after he charged with more than $1,000 of crack cocaine faced charges of possession with intent to distribute Tuesday during an 8 a.m. Recorder's Court hearing.

Johnny Desire, 39, was arrested Monday at about midnight after he was found under a bridge near the intersection in possession of more than 10 grams of crack cocaine. Officers also found several pipes in Desire's possession. Desire allegedly told police that he sold the pipes to those who didn't have their own. He also allegedly told police he had been living under the bridge.

Police also found a gun while searching Desire. He allegedly told police that if a dealer is holding more than $200, it's necessary to have a gun.

Desire was charged with possession of a fire arm during a crime, manufacturing or selling cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine. Although he was originally charged with loitering or prowling, the charges were dropped.

Judge Michael Cielinski set Desire's bond at $15,000. His case will be forwarded to Muscogee County Superior Court.

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