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Michael Mitchell

Mitchell, Michael Brandon

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Officer’s Narrative:
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On December 29, 2022 at approximately 1419 hours, I observed a silver Chevey Silverado with a cracked windshield and a obscured license plate. The License plate was damaged to the point where I was unable to read the numbers. I observed the vehicle make a right turn from Hwy 17 onto Hwy 84 west bound.

A traffic stop was initiated on Hwy 84 near Bacontwon Rd, where I made contact with the driver who was identified as Michael Mitchell by his Georgia drivers license. I explained the reason for the stop and had Mr Mitchell exit the vehicle to show him what I was talking about. Mr Mitchell stated he does mechanical work and oil and dirt must have spilt on the tag. A closer look at the tag showed there was damage possibly from trailer hitches. I explained to him how to get a new tag.

I began my enforcement actions and discovered Mr Mitchell had a warrant through Pike county for a traffic violation. Deputy Tilley arrived on scene for assistance and continued my enforcement actions. I deployed my K-9 (Duke) for a free air sniff of the vehicle. The K-9 gave a positive response to an odor of narcotics emitting from the vehicle. I had the passenger, who was identified as Kristopher Mitchell, exit the vehicle. I explained the K-9’s response to both occupants and both denied being around or possessing any narcotics such as heroine, methamphetamines, or cocaine.

I searched Kristopher’s person while Deputy Tilley searched Michael’s person. Deputy Tilley located a bag of crystal like substance suspected to be methamphetamines in his front right pocket. The bag was found in a cigarette pack. Deputy Tilley secured Mr Mitchell in double locked hand restraints that were checked for fit.

I searched the vehicle and located a few small shards of crystal like substance on the drivers seat. in the rear diver seat was a fanny pack style bag containing a few small zip lock style bags and a larger bag containing a white powder substance. Mr Mitchell yelled at me from where he was standing stating it was baking soda. In the bed of the truck I located a small black digital scale in a lunch box.

Narcotics Investigator Mulcahy arrived on scene and secured the evidence. Mr Kristopher Mitchell took possession of the vehicle. Deputy Wright arrived on scene and secured Mr Mitchell in the rear seat of her patrol vehicle that was cleared of contraband.

Mr Mitchell was transported to the Liberty County Jail for booking with out incident. No contraband was located in the rear seat of Deputy Wrights patrol vehicle after exchange of custody. The warrant through Pike County was valid, however it was beyond the extradition limits of 50 miles.

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