Upper Sandusky woman arrested for possession of controlled substance


Officers from the Bellefontaine Police Department were dispatched to the Super 8 Motel in reference to two suspicious people who were possibly on drugs Thursday morning around 3:30.

Upon arrival, officers made contact with Lacey Mitchell, 39, and her male friend. When officers asked them what they were doing, they said they were looking for Mitchell’s car keys to find her inhaler as she was having an anxiety attack.

She appeared to be very anxious, could not stand still for long, and was very animated with her body movements.

Mitchell denied needing an ambulance and said the male or she could drive to the hospital.

Officers were informed that neither Mitchell nor the male possessed a valid driver’s license, so they could not drive to the hospital.

When asked if they were on drugs or had ever done drugs, Mitchell said she had used heroin in the past. The male said he only uses marijuana. Both denied currently being on drugs.

She believed she and her friend were followed by someone who was staying at the motel. She did not feel comfortable being at the motel anymore.

Mitchell admitted to using illicit drugs in the motel room, and she no longer wanted to stay with her friend.

When asked if there were any illegal drugs in the room, the male stated no. There was drug residue found on the TV stand, but no drugs were found in the motel room.

As she began to pull items from her purse to locate the keys, officers observed a baggy with a white substance and small crystals in it.

The substance was tested and positive for a narcotic substance, believed to be methamphetamine.

Mitchell was arrested and transported to the Logan County Jail.

She was lodged for possession of a controlled substance.