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Mitchell man admits to drug possession while reporting separate crime

Mitchell Police Division. (Republic file photo)

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.