• Sheriff’s son arrested in Pacific Grove

    Deputies from the Monterey County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit served a search warrant in Pacific Grove at the upstairs apartment residence of Jacob Scott Miller at midday on June 28. Following a search of the premises Miller, 25, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sale, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, narcotics paraphernalia including pipes and syringes, packaging and digital scales.

    Jacob Scott Miller

    A second man on the premises, Ryan Carther Williams, 26, was detained and found to be in possession of narcotics paraphernalia and marijuana. He was not arrested and was released, but deputies have forwarded a request for complaint to the county District Attorney’s office.
    Jacob Miller is the son of Monterey County Sheriff Scott Miller. The apartment where the younger Miller was arrested is part of his father’s property near Canterbury Woods.
    Sheriff Miller said little about the incident. “I was advised they [people from the Sheriff’s office] were serving a search warrant on my son’s apartment,” Miller said. According to reports, that notification came after deputies had already arrived on scene to serve the warrant and “were knocking on the door.” Sheriff Miller said he was not involved with the investigation, nor would he be involved going forward.
    Sheriff Cdr. Jerry Teeter told Cedar Street Times that the drugs at the apartment were packed in such a way that it was obvious they were being held for sale. “We’ve been investigating [Jacob Miller] for quite a while,” he said. He said that they believe Jacob Miller is a street-level dealer.
    Cdr. John Miller (not related) of Pacific Grove Police Department, where Scott Miller was once chief, said that the Pacific Grove department was not involved in the investigation or the arrest.
    Jacob Miller has been arrested three times before on drug charges. He has also been arrested for DUI and was a suspect in a credit card fraud case where he used a credit card belonging to a friend’s mother without permission last year. He has been on probation since then. He is unemployed.
    He was booked into a solitary cell at Monterey County Jail and later transferred to another facility outside the county for his safety. At press time, his $20,000 bail was unpaid, leaving him still in custody. Sheriff Miller has expressed he is “staying completely away from this,” and that the case will run its course. The case has been sent to the D.A.’s office for prosecution.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on June 29, 2011

    Topics: Current Edition, Front PG News, Police Log

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