Man at center of drug investigation pleads guilty

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  The Columbus man whose father was killed during a search warrant has pled guilty to drug charges stemming from the incident.

Darrick Brockington has pled guilty to two counts of the sale of marijuana in Muscogee County Superior Court.

Prosecutors say Brockington sold marijuana to a confidential informant last May in a Hardee's parking lot and then in June, they say he sold 2.5 grams of "Kush," a potent form of marijuana, to a confidential informant in the parking lot of a local grocery store.

Those undercover buys are what led members of the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office to execute a search of Brockington's home on Gettysburg Way where he lived with his father.

According to Sheriff John Darr, 66-year-old Leroy Brockington fired at deputies when they came into the house, hitting one in the hip. The deputy's partner fired back, killing the elder Brockington. Darrick Brockington was arrested at the scene.

His attorney says this is Brockington's first run-in with law and he has since relocated to Savannah, GA because it has been very hard with him to deal with the fact that his father's death was the result of his charges.

He was sentenced to 10 years probation.

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