A man who initially claimed that an otherworldly being was responsible for the methamphetamine found inside his Louisiana home has finally admitted that he, not a ghost, was responsible for the drugs, The Smoking Gun reports.
Court records show that Michael Auttonberry, 60, was placed under arrest in October after police responded to an alleged assault. The Louisiana man, police say, dialed 911 and said to have been "stabbed on the head by an axe." When officers arrived to his West Monroe home, they discovered him unharmed and saw no sign of an assailant.
What they did find, however, was "in plain view on a night stand a open brown paper containing approximately 1 gram of suspected methamphetamine," a probable cause affidavit reads. A pat-down of Auttonberry revealed that he was carrying a pill bottle with another gram of meth.
Autonberry claimed that "a ghost or intruders" planted the illegal substances before escaping through a bedroom window. Investigators determined that his story "was not accurate."
Autonberry subsequently pleaded guilty to charges of narcotics possession and giving a false report to police officers. He received a sentence to carry out “six (6) months at hard labor." He was released two weeks ago from Ouchita Correctional Center.