Lexington man charged with alleged drug-deal-gone-bad in Georgetown

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – A cooperating witness helps Georgetown Police arrest a Lexington man on weapons and drug charges stemming from a shooting incident Saturday ight in Georgetown.

According to police, 20-year-old Herbie Quintell Booker was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree robbery, marijuana trafficking and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

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According to the department, at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Georgetown officers responded to a shots-fired call at the Shell Station at 1005 Lemons Mill Road.

Officers were told a man shot at another vehicle and both men fled.

GPD detectives were told the shots were the result of a drug deal that did not go as planned. Detectives recovered a handgun along with other evidence at the scene, police said.

While Detectives were still on scene, one of the men returned and wanted to cooperate, police said.

The man allowed a search of his residence, and detectives were able to develop Booker as a suspect.

Booker was located Wednesday in Georgetown and arrested without incident.