A drunken Sandusky man allegedly shouted profanities during a National Honor Society ceremony Wednesday at the Sandusky High School auditorium.
Dashun Ferrell, 40, was charged with disorderly conduct intoxicated.
Police showed up at about 8 p.m. after Sandusky High assistant principal Tanya Bailey called. While talking to Bailey, a man, soon identified as Ferrell, slinked out of the auditorium, according to a police report.
Bailey nodded and police ran after him. When they caught up, Ferrell denied the allegations.
"Dashun was advised of the complaint with him stating he was a little buzzed but was not causing a disturbance," the report said. Police handcuffed him, finding three "pill shaped objects" in his pocket.
Ferrell told police they were Vicodin pills, but on closer inspection officers discovered they were breath mints, the report said.
Ferrell's blood-alcohol concentration registered at 0.267 percent, the report said. Officers took him to the Erie County jail, but he was later released after posting bond.