Augusta man arrested on drug, weapon charges

A 20-year-old Augusta man is facing drug and weapon charges after police found him sleeping in his car Monday.

A Richmond County deputy discovered Mikel Dalton Fulchi, of Pennsylvania Avenue, asleep in the driver seat of his pickup next to a camouflage shotgun and a bag containing a crystal-like substance about 6:45 p.m. at Deerwood Road and Goshen Lake Drive.

Police said Fulchi initially said he was waiting on a friend at a nearby home to go turkey hunting, but the friend was sleeping and told Fulchi not to bother him yet. While waiting, he fell asleep in his truck.

Fulchi later told police he was in the area because he had dropped off a friend after they smoked methamphetamine. The officer also located a small metal pipe in the vehicle.

The crystal substance tested positive for 0.003 grams of methamphetamine, according to an incident report.

Fulchi was booked into the Richmond County jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

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