A California man was arrested Thursday evening with what deputies say was 1,200 to 1,500 items of drug paraphernalia and more charges are pending after he allegedly caused damage to a door at the Wyandot County Jail two days later.
Michael N. Miles, of Malibu, Calif., was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a concealed weapon after a traffic stop on U.S. 23 at CH 42 in Crawford Township at about 6:12 p.m. Thursday. The report was released to The Daily Chief-Union this morning, along with another report that detailed an incident at the jail Saturday.
According to the report, items seized as evidence from his vehicle Thursday included three miscellaneous bags of marijuana, rolling papers and pipes; a large machete knife that was approximately 24 inches long; seven box cases holding pipes and bongs; one cooler holding approximately 800 to 1,000 glass pipes; two custom-made glass bongs; three digital scales; six sleeves of rolling papers; four containers and bags with grinders; three plastic bags with broken pipes and bongs within them; one lunch box with marijuana roach clips and pipes within it; and two other bags holding pipes, grinders and bowls.
At about 3:27 p.m. Saturday, Miles allegedly had to be placed into a holding cell for about three and a half hours at the Wyandot County Jail for the safety of himself and other inmates due to aggressive behavior in the first-floor cell block, according to another report.
“The entire time inmate Miles was in the holding cell, he was (aggressively) kicking the door multiple times very hard, causing damage to the door and one of the latches,” the report said.
The steel door and latch at the bottom both were bent, the report said, and there also was a long crack where the door now is splitting apart from being kicked so hard.
The report said there is approximately $700 worth of damage and it cannot be fixed.
Charges of criminal damaging are being filed, the report stated.
By ALISSA PAOLELLA