A 32-year-old Orangeburg man has been charged with PCP distribution and assault following an Oct. 20 shootout with local and federal agents at his home that left a DEA agent wounded, officials say.
The U.S. attorney for northern Georgia, Susan Yates, made the announcement in a Tuesday news release.
According to the indictment, Joel Perrin Robinson, and two men from Georgia, Coleman Warnock and Adrian Banks, went into the PCP manufacturing business in 2007. After a fire ignited during the manufacture of PCP burned down a Fairburn, Ga., house in July 2013, chemicals were moved to Robinson’s home in Orangeburg before being distributed “to other jurisdictions.”
Federal and local agents, armed with search warrants, raided Robinson’s home during the early morning hours of Oct. 20.
Robinson surrendered to the agents after allegedly shooting at them and hitting one, a federal Drug Enforcement Agency officer, in the right elbow. Authorities found nine guns, including hand-guns, rifles and shotguns as well as ammunition and a bullet-proof vest at Robinson’s house.
Robinson was indicted by a federal grand jury Nov. 20 on federal drugs and weapons charges, and arraigned in federal court in Columbia on Tuesday.