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Man police say shot in self-defense arrested on drug charges

Published On: Apr 02 2013 09:33:43 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 02 2013 10:54:28 AM CDT
Corey Johnson

Corey Johnson


Corey Johnson of Pocatello is in custody on drug charges after police said he shot another man who forced his way into his home around 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Pocatello officers said an unidentified man forced his way into the apartment at 4530 South Fifth Street and got into a fight with Johnson.  According to police, Johnson shot the intruder in self-defense.

The victim was transported to the hospital with injuries that was not life-threatening.  He was admitted to the hospital in critical but stable condition.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for the home and discovered a marijuana grow.

Johnson was arrested on charges of possession with intent to deliver and manufacturing.  Police investigation is continuing.