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by Heather Asiyanbi

Village Of Mt. Pleasant Police Department officers say the man who was shot in the head through his front window last July tried to hide drugs after he dialed 911 that night.

Gabriel Sauceda, 22, was a no-show in court Thursday to face drug possession charges. He is the same man who was shot in the head this summer while he was sitting in his living room.

According to the criminal complaint, Sauceda was supposed to be charged with misdemeanor charges of possession of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and a felony count of possession of marijuana.

Police say that after Sauceda was transported to the hospital that night, they obtained a search warrant for his home. They found a mason jar under the couch where the defendant was sitting, and it had blood on the lid.

Offices also located a marijuana grinder and methylphenidate hydrochloride (Ritalin), medicine for which Sauceda did not have a prescription.

Online court records indicate Sauceda did not appear in court Thursday for his initial appearance, and paperwork for a warrant is being processed.

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