St. Petersburg, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-An accidental shooting ended up leading police here to a drug house, drugs and drug dealers.
Officers say 27 year-old Matthew Chappell was dropped off at St. Petersburg General Hospital with a gunshot wound to his foot. Officers determined that Chappell accidentally shot himself at his home at 4742 6th Avenue, North.
Police had apparently received a lot of complaints of illegal activity at the house, so they went to investigate. Officers executed a search warrant and found over 91 grams of methamphetamine as well as marijuana and hydromorphone.
Police also arrested four people inside the house. Thirty three year-old Jason Yucha, 25 year-old Sierra Carlson, 31 year-old Jaime Patton and 46 year-old Ronald Mount are all charged with trafficking in meth. Officers also arrested Chappell for trafficking in meth.
Photo courtesy St. Petersburg Police Dept.