Ex-hospital pharmacist arrested, found with 25 guns and hundreds of ammunition rounds

Florida police arrested a former Tallahassee hospital pharmacist amid concerns over his mental health and a cache of weapons. Homemade explosives, 25 guns, body armor and hundreds of ammunition rounds were found in his car, according to the Tallahassee Democrat and CBS affiliate WCTV

The sheriff's office in Leon County arrested William Head III on three counts of possession of controlled substance, according to a March 21 booking report. Citizens contacted Jefferson County Sheriff's Office about the number of weapons Mr. Head owns, "disturbing behavior" and some comments he made, including the world ending on April 1, according to the local news outlets. 

He used to work as a pharmacist at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. A spokesperson told Becker's that Mr. Head has not worked there since Dec. 1 and said, "Beyond that, it is our practice not to comment on employment matters."

Police conducted a welfare check, and during the visit, a deputy saw two long guns and "apparent contraband," which violated an active domestic violence injunction. Officers later found 10 handguns, 15 rifles, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, multiple weapon magazines, two bulletproof vests, explosive materials and a plastic straw with a white powdery residue, according to the Democrat.

Mr. Head now faces 12 felony charges, the Leon County Clerk's website shows. Becker's has reached out to local sheriff's offices and will update the story if more information becomes available.

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