ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies said they found more than 700 grams of methamphetamine, a gun and other narcotics when they responded to a Pensacola home on Kyle Drive Tuesday after a woman called ECSO about a man deputies said was threatening her with an unloaded handgun.

Courtney Johnson, 35, faces seven charges, including aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and several drug charges. Johnson was booked into the Escambia County Jail and has a $91,000 bond.

Deputies said Johnson threatened a woman with a black handgun, banged it against the wall and told her he would shoot her if there were bullets in the gun, according to a release from ESCO. The woman then left, went to a neighbor’s house and and called the ESCO.

Upon arriving at the scene on June 28, officers discovered Johnson had “discarded” two backpacks, a Puma and another with Batman designs. Johnson denied ownerships of both backpacks, but ESCO said this contradicts eye-witnesses and video proof.

Inside the backpack deputies said they found a black handgun that was stolen in a residential burglary two years ago. As a convicted felon, Johnson could face additional charges for having a stolen firearm. Deputies said they also found 752 grams of methamphetamine, “some” cocaine, a scale and numerous plastic bags in the backpack. Further search discovered “four large mason jars of marijuana” and THC edibles, according to the release.

Johnson was charged with:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Possession of a stolen firearm
  • Use of a firearm during the commission of a felony
  • Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
  • Possession of cocaine
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
Escambia County Sheriff’s Office discovered 752 grams of meth, cocaine, a stolen hand gun, a scale, plastic bags and other things upon searching Johnson’s backpack.

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