A man was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute after police discovered he had outstanding warrants Friday, according to a Columbus Police report.
Police responded to the area of 17th Avenue and 44th Street at about 11:40 p.m. after receiving reports of a suspicious person. When the officer arrived, he found 36-year-old Forrest Edward King, who matched the description. King was bleeding from the back of his head and had a swollen cheek.
The officer asked if he was OK, to which he responded "Yes." After the officer checked his name, however, he discovered King had an outstanding warrant for family violence related battery. He was placed in custody.
While searching King, police found 45 small baggies and a glass smoking pipe in his backpack.
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Police then transported him to the Medical Center for treatment of injuries. King told hospital staff and the officer that he had been in a fight but couldn't remember exactly what happened.
King was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. He was then transported to Muscogee County Jail.
During a second search at the jail, police found a small bag of white powder that appeared to be cocaine in King's right front watch pocket.