Hancock Drug Bust Follow-Up

A Hancock man is free on bond tonight but will be back in court in two weeks on a drug charge.

23-year-old Austin Patton was arraigned today in 97th District Court in Houghton.

He’s charged with one count of marijuana possession.

Hancock Police say they found marijuana, growing supplies and a large amount of what they believe to be psychedelic mushrooms.

No charges have been filed yet in regard to the other substances — authorities are waiting for tests to identify them.

The drug bust took place at a house on the corner of North Lincoln Drive and Scott Street.

Patton pleaded not guilty and posted $500 bond.

He’ll be back in court for a pre–trial conference on October 14th.

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