A Mitchell man was arrested for drug possession after admitting to having marijuana and narcotics while reporting a separate crime.
On Jan. 25, 24-year-old William Goettsch went to the Mitchell Police Department to report a crime, and while speaking to police, he told officers he had pills at his apartment that he did not have a prescription for, according to court documents.
When police searched his home, they allegedly found a marijuana pipe, portable scale, marijuana and narcotics. Goettsch allegedly told police he received the narcotics in payment for marijuana.
Goettsch was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, a Class 6 felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, both misdemeanors.
Class 6 felonies are punishable upon conviction by up to two years in prison and a $4,000 fine.