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Augusta man arrested on drug, weapon charges

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 4:51 PM
Last updated 8:22 PM
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A 20-year-old Augusta man is facing drug and weapon charges after police found him sleeping in his car Monday.

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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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itsanotherday1 03/25/14 - 09:26 pm
Misapplication of the law

Misapplication of the law IMO. His crime was in no way related to the gun. I hope he beats that part of it.

"possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime."

csraguy 03/25/14 - 10:09 pm
Law Applied as Written

Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime applies when:

1. Any crime against or involving the person of another;

2. The unlawful entry into a building or vehicle;

3. A theft from a building or theft of a vehicle;

4. Any crime involving the possession, manufacture, delivery, distribution, dispensing, administering, selling, or possession with intent to distribute any controlled substance

5. Any crime involving the trafficking of cocaine, marijuana, or illegal drugs

And although I fully support the right to bear arms, I don't believe a loaded shotgun in the possession of a 20 year old high on meth while in public should be legal.

GiantsAllDay 03/26/14 - 12:49 am
Three thousandths of a gram?

Three thousandths of a gram? Seriously? There is about that much on a dollar bill in the average person's pocket. But I don't feel a bit sorry for this guy, however. Anyone who would volunteer information to a cop such as "I just got done smoking meth a little while ago" is not intelligent enough to be walking around in society.

fd1962 03/26/14 - 07:16 am
3/1000th? Impressive amount...

How much did the scale cost the taxpayers accurate enough to measure such a quantity? Jury will need their bifocals to evaluate that one all right, assuming it's even remotely pure. I suppose the public would have been better off with him driving out on Rt. 56 than asleep on an obscure side street.

OJP 03/26/14 - 10:23 am
itsanotherday1 03/26/14 - 12:00 pm
My point is that I want

My point is that I want "possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime" to have some real big teeth that puts such offenders away for a long time.
This instance does not deserve that level of punishment.

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