Transient arrested on drug charges after entering Kingman school

January 13, 2019

KINGMAN — An Oregon transient was arrested Tuesday on drug charges after entering a Kingman middle school.

Kingman police officers arrested John Baptist Miskill Jr., 37, around 1:30 p.m. on suspicion of possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, deputy Kingman police chief Rusty Cooper said.

Police responded to the school in the 1900 block of Detroit Avenue where Miskill allegedly entered the school, acted disorderly and attempted to avoid the security doors and sign-in procedure.

Miskill walked away from the school before officers arrived but was located in the 3100 block of Stockton Hill Road. Miskill, who recently arrived in Kingman, was allegedly in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Miskill admitted to entering the school, saying it was to visit his former teachers, but it was determined that he was not a former student, Cooper said.

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