Milton Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charges
The following arrest information was supplied by the Milton police department. It does not indicate a conviction.
A Milton man who was found behaving erratically was arrested by police on felony drug possession charges after Fire Department first responders administered first aid.
Milton police received a call at 6:32 p.m. on June 15 that a man in the area of Doe Drive–across Deerfield Parkway from police department headquarters at Milton City Hall–was acting erratically. Milton Fire Department first responders needed to know if the man was taking any prescription drugs, so police first called his roommate. When his roommate said yes, but didn't know what type of prescription, police entered the home to find out.
Once inside, police discovered plastic containers and baggies in the man's bedroom containing a white powdery substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. After locating a digital scale in a drawer, and prescription drugs for amphetamine salts and alprazolam in a bag in the living room, police stopped the search meant to help render aid and sought a search warrant.
Continuing after obtaining a search warrant, police found more baggies, less than an ounce of marijuana, a baggied with suspected crystal meth and smoking devices. They also found prescription drugs–Valium, Diazapam, Dolipilem, Zolipidem, Restoril and Klonapin. The suspect did not appear to have prescriptions for these schedule IV drugs. Vicadin, a schedule III drug, also was found in the home.
"Based on the amount of empty baggies located in the room and the manner in which the drugs were packaged, it appears that he is selling these items and they are not for personal use," the officer's incident report stated.
The suspect was taken to North Fulton Hospital for treatment. Upon his release on June 17, Richard B. Muratore Jr., 43, was charged with four felony counts–possession of a controlled substance, possession of schedule IV drugs, possession of schedule III drugs–and a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana.
He was taken to Fulton County Jail and was released two days later on $26,000 bond.