Mitchell man arrested after police find drugs during a search of his residence

MITCHELL – A Mitchell man was arrested Friday night after Bedford Police officers went to the 1210 block of 7th Street in an  attempt to serve 40-year-old William R. Blackwell with an arrest warrant. 

William Blackwell

Upon arrival, officers knocked on the front door of the residence. Moments later a female answered the door. She told officers that Blackwell was home, was upstairs in bed and allowed officers into the residence.  As officers walked up the stairs Blackwell came out of a room and Blackwell was detained. 

An officer then escorted the female into the bedroom to obtain Blackwell’s shoes. While in the room the officer saw a multi-colored glass smoking device containing a burnt residue in plain view on a night stand. The officer showed Blackwell the pipe and he admitted it was his. 

At that point the woman was detained and the home was secured. Officers applied for a search warrant which was granted by Superior Court II Judge Bob Cline.

Officers returned to the home and found multiple drug related items. In the  upstairs bathroom, officers located a smoking device made of glass and plastic along with two plastic bags containing a crystal-like substance. In the downstairs closet inside an ammo can, officers located a glass smoking device with burnt residue.  

Blackwell was arrested on charges of possession of meth,  possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.