Man Admits Ghost Did Not Plant Meth In His Home, Court Records Show

A man who surmised that a ghost may have planted methamphetamine in his Louisiana home eventually admitted that he, and not an otherworldly force, was responsible for the drug being in his residence, court records show.

Michael Auttonberry, 60, was arrested in October after police arrived at his home in response to a purported assault. Auttonberry, cops say, had called 911 to claim that he had been “stabbed on the head by an axe.”

When officers arrived at Auttonberry’s West Monroe home, they determined that he was not suffering from any axe wounds (and there were no assailants in sight). Cops did, however, spot “in plain view on a night stand a open brown paper containing approximately 1 gram of suspected methamphetamine,” according to a probable cause affidavit. A subsequent pat down of Auttonberry yielded a pill bottle containing an additional gram of meth.

Quizzed by cops, Auttonberry said that "a ghost or intruders" planted the drugs before climbing out a bedroom window. This claim, investigators determined, “was not accurate.”

Charged with narcotics possession and making a false report to police, Auttonberry subsequently pleaded guilty to the felony drug charge. He was sentenced to serve “six (6) months at hard labor,” which is Louisiana for time in state custody (where nobody is breaking rocks in the hot sun).

Pictured above, Auttonberry, whose lengthy rap sheet includes prior drug collars, was released from the Ouachita Correctional Center two weeks ago.