Louisiana man claims ‘a ghost planted meth found on his nightstand’

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A Louisiana man has been arrested after police say he called 911 to report a stabbing and was then found to have meth in his home – which he told police was planted by a ghost. 

Michael Auttonberry, 59, called police on Wednesday to report that he had been ‘stabbed in the head by an ax’. 

When officers arrived at his home in West Monroe, they quickly determined that Auttonberry had not actually been stabbed. 

According to arrest records, the 59-year-old reportedly began cursing at the officers and ‘people who were obviously not there’ – claiming that there were intruders in the house.

Officers put an agitated Auttonberry in handcuffs to try to calm him down before sweeping the house and finding an open brown paper bad with a gram of suspected meth amphetamine ‘in plain sight’ on his nightstand. 

Upon searching his person they found a pill bottle with another gram of meth.   

After the drugs were discovered, Auttonberry quickly offered an excuse, police say. 

According to the arrest warrant: ‘Michael stated ghost or intruders placed the methamphetamine on him, then stated they were currently climbing out the window, which was not accurate.’

Auttonberry was arrested and charged with felony possession of a dangerous controlled substance as well as giving a false report to police.

He is being held at Ouchita Parish Corrections on $5,000 bond.

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