What does $40,000 of weed look like? Could you build a fort out of it?
A California man who allegedly drove to Washington over the summer with two other men to reclaim $40,000 worth of stolen marijuana has been charged with attempted murder after police say he shot one of his companions.
Adam Pepera, 32, is accused of shooting Noey Johnson Jr. while they were driving in the 6700 block of East Marginal Way South on Aug. 11. The men and Elijah Wilhite had just arrived in Seattle and planned to spend a few days in the city before heading to Yakima, where they believed they would find the thieves who stole their drugs, according to charging paperwork.
Wilhite was behind the wheel of the white Chevrolet van, Johnson was in the front passenger seat and Pepera was riding in the back when Johnson threatened to “kick Adam’s ass,” according to charging paperwork filed in King County Superior Court. Pepera responded by shooting Johnson in the head, charges allege. The bullet did not penetrate Johnson’s skull and the man survived, Seattle police said.