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Man faces multiple felony drug charges

A Ketchikan man who recently moved here from Juneau faces multiple felony drug and weapons charges, on top of charges related to alleged federal probation violations.

According to Ketchikan police, 34-year-old Michael T. Miller was arrested on a federal warrant in early January, but that was after he had been arrested three times for allegedly driving without a valid license. Police say that the first of those arrests came after Miller drove through the side of the Talbots Building on Dec. 31st.

Miller was taken into custody on the federal charge on Jan. 8th at a North Tongass Highway business where he worked and also was living. During the arrest, police allegedly found drug paraphernalia in his possession.

On Jan. 9th, police searched Miller’s business and home with assistance from the department’s search dog, Booker. They allegedly found about 4 grams of methamphetamine inside a closet, along with what police say is evidence of drug sales. Police report that they also found a loaded handgun with a concealed carry holster, and two loaded magazines.

Miller has been charged with four felony counts related to drug possession and sales, as well as felony possession of a concealable firearm.

According to online court records, Miller was served an arrest warrant Monday on those charges while in custody at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center in Juneau, where he continues to be held without bail.

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