28-year-old Coli Ayers, of Raleigh, North Carolina, was attempting to clear his handgun when he unintentionally discharged the weapon. The bullet struck him in the jaw and caused extensive damage. Police said he was "severely intoxicated" at the time.
When police arrived at the residence they noticed some marijuana. After obtaining a search warrant police confiscated 70 grams of marijuana as well as 14 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 12 glass vials that held a liquid they suspected was a steroid drug, 23 glass bottles for drugs and 255 syringes.
Police arrested Ayers' roommate, John Scruton, on drug possession charges.
Police also confiscated three conventional rifles, two shotguns and a .50-caliber, muzzle-loading, black-powder rifle.