Channa Afterkirk, 22, faces a host of felony charges following incident in DeFuniak Springs.
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — A Destin woman is in jail on a host of felony charges following a shots fired incident that led to a drug arrest late Tuesday night.
According to a press release from DeFuniak Springs Police Department, officers responded to a shots fired complaint at approximately 11:30 p.m. in the area of N. First Street.
When arriving on scene, officers observed a speeding white sedan and initiated a traffic stop.
While approaching the vehicle, officers noted the odor of marijuana emanating from the driver’s window, according to the release. A search was conducted and approximately 40 grams of marijuana was located inside the center console. Along with the marijuana, a .380 semi-automatic handgun with a defaced serial number, multiple small baggies of a white substance suspected to be methamphetamine, a bag containing heroin, pill bottles containing different drugs that included Xanax, and a bag of crack cocaine were found.
Also found inside the vehicle were scales and additional items consistent with the sale of drugs.
The driver, 22-year-old Channa Afterkirk of Destin, admitted to possessing the drugs and firearm. She was arrested and booked into the Walton County Jail on felony charges for use and display of a firearm during a felony, trafficking in narcotics, possession controlled substance without a prescription, possession marijuana over 20 grams and possession meth with intent to sell/manufacture/deliver. Included in the charges was one misdemeanor count for possession of an altered firearm.
Afterkirk remained held without bond Thursday morning awaiting her first appearance.