Sometimes people can experience delusions and see things that are not really there in actuality. This is what happened recently, when a man from West Monroe, Louisiana claimed that a ghost planted crystal meth on him.
The drug is known to cause a sense of happiness, after being taken orally, snorted through the nose or smoked and/or injected into the body with a needle. Those who use this drug continue to desire using it, as they quickly become addicted to the sensation that they get from using it.
Deputies arrived at the scene and witnessed a man named Michael L. Auttenberry, standing next to his front door, shouting at something not there. He seemed delusional and claimed that he was attacked by a ghost, that struck him with an axe.
Michael then explained, that whatever it was, stabbed him in his head using a bladed type weapon. The incident occurred on Lynette Drive in the West Monroe area. The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, quickly arrived to the location and at first couldn’t believe what they were seeing. Fearing for the safety of others, Michael was detained and taken to the police station.
Police reported that Michael was belligerent and cursed at them when they arrived at the scene. Almost immediately, they placed Michael in handcuffs for their safety and others. After inspecting the residence, police found a small bag of crystal meth (in plain view) on a nightstand. They also found a gram of meth on Michael. Upon inspection, Michael didn’t appear to have any physical signs of trauma such as an axe blow to the head.
Whatever was allegedly there, the police couldn’t see. Michael also stated that intruders were inside his home. However, nobody else was found at the property. When further questioned about the meth drug, Michael said that “intruders or a ghost planted the meth”.
After this incident, police have charged Michael with giving a false police report and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
More than likely, this man was simply high on meth. The effect of this type of drug can last upwards to twenty-four hours. Typically though, the drug will last between six to eight hours at a time. Methamphetamine is an illegal drug in the same class as cocaine and other powerful street drugs. It has many nicknames—meth, crank, chalk or speed being the most common.
The first experience might involve some pleasure, but from the start, methamphetamine begins to destroy the user’s life rather quickly. It is an epidemic that continues to plague society.