JULY 31 2011 05:09h

Man accused of shooting at drug dealer

Text

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., July 30 (UPI) -- A Port St. Lucie, Fla., man was arrested for allegedly robbing and shooting at a drug dealer he said gave him hamburger meat instead of pot, authorities say.

Timethy Delarrance Morrison, 22, was charged Thursday with attempted murder, burglary, escape, possession of marijuana and providing a false name to a law enforcement officer, TCPalm.com reported.

The alleged victim said he was to meet Morrison Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. behind a gas station to sell him $100 worth of marijuana. The dealer said Morrison walked up to his car and demanded the drugs. He said that he then gave Morrison a white paper bag and then sped away.

Morrison told police he looked in the bag and found hamburger meat instead of drugs and then began firing at the dealer's car.

When police arrived at an apartment building in Port St. Lucie Thursday afternoon to arrest Morrison, he fled on foot. However was apprehended shortly, near the apartment building. Detectives said found 4.7 grams of marijuana in his possession.

Morrison was being held without bail ain the St. Lucie County Jail.