Drug deal turns violent, police say

An attempted drug buy ended in violence Sunday when the buyer and the dealer were cut with a knife and clubbed with a crowbar, a Richmond county sheriff’s report states.


Deputies were sent to River Glen Apartments on the 200 block of Telfair Street around 5 a.m. to investigate a complaint about someone getting hit in the head with a crowbar.


The complainant, Kashif Jackson, 27, reportedly said he was trying to buy some cocaine when the dealer became angry for an “unknown reason” and struck him with a crowbar. Jackson was treated for minor injuries.


The deputy found the alleged attacker, Jeffery Sams, on the 100 block of Walker Street, where he was walking around with a large white towel wrapped around his head. Sams said he refused to sell cocaine to Jackson, who then cut him in the face with a knife, according to a report.


Sams, who was also treated for his injuries, responded by hitting Jackson in the head with the crowbar, a report states. Both subjects, who were “very intoxicated,” planned to press charges, a deputy said.

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