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Man Said Meth Found in Home Was Put There by Ghost

While the authorities were responding to an emergency call regarding a possible injury, the man who asked for help is facing charges after they discovered methamphetamine inside of his residence.

On Wednesday, 911 received a call from a man stating that he needed help because he had been injured when he was hit in the head with an ax.

Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies went to the address and discovered the man who allegedly placed the call standing in the doorway talking to himself and using obscene language.

The deputies inspected the man, identified as 59-year-old Michael Auttonberry, and reported that he did not have any visible injuries, and they determined that he had not been struck by an ax.

Auttonberry reportedly told the police that intruders had been inside of his home and while they were taking a look around they said they did not find anything to support that claim.

During their inspection, they allegedly came across a gram of what they believe is methamphetamine sitting on a nightstand in the home. Auttonberry, who was said to be in possession of a second gram of meth on his person, allegedly explained that either intruders or a ghost had left the drugs. He additionally was reported as saying that the offender was leaving through the window at that moment, but the officers reported that they did not see anyone.

Auttonberry was arrested and he is facing one count of misdemeanor criminal mischief for giving a false police report, and a felony narcotics charge for suspicion of possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a drug crime, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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