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Miller indicted for bringing handgun to motel drug deal
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A man who brought a gun to a drug deal has been indicted on felony charges.
The suspect, Joseph Patrick Miller, 28, has been indicted on charges of sale and possession of drugs and possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony.
His charges come after he fell into a law enforcement drug sting conducted at a local motel. Several alleged drug traffickers were taken into custody during the undercover operation when they arrived to deal drugs to the undercover operative.
Miller was among those and was taken into custody when he arrived. According to arrest warrants against Miller, arrangements were made to buy .5 grams of meth from him. When he was arrested at the scene, there were 4 grams of white, powdery substance in his possession believed to be meth. Lawmen also found a weapon during the search.
“Found in his left cargo shorts pocket was a loaded 22-caliber pistol,” said sheriff’s investigator Jody Cavanaugh.
Possessing a weapon during a felony can lengthen the amount of time a person is given for the original crime, in this case selling methamphetamine.