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Court seizes $10k from accused drug dealer

A man’s weak math skills caused him to lose over $10,000.

Eddie Hugh Miller, 37, admitted to failing to declare $10,290 to Bahamas customs on June 9.

Miller was arraigned earlier this year, but he changed his plea to guilty yesterday when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt.

According to Dion Smith, Miller didn’t set out to break the law, but he’d made a mistake adding his money.

Smith said according to Miller’s miscalculation, he had $200 less than $10,000.

Ferguson-Pratt said the error would prove a costly one, as she ordered the money forfeited to the Crown.

In addition to that, Miller paid a $500 fine to avoid spending three months in prison.

In an unrelated matter, Miller and Jameson Jacques, 30, appeared before the same magistrate in relation to last month’s seizure of 215 pounds of marijuana.

Miller and Jacques denied charges of conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with intent to supply and conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with intent to supply.

The charges stem from a drug seizure at an apartment on Trinity Place in Stapledon Gardens on September 22.

Hiram Rolle, 34, pleaded guilty on September 27. He was sentenced to three years in prison, plus a fine of $100,000, or a default sentence of one year.

Miller was granted $80,000 bail on the condition that he wears an ankle bracelet. He also has to report to the East Street South Police Station on Mondays before 6 p.m.

The magistrate deferred Jacques’ bail hearing to today at the request of the prosecutor Sergeant 3605 Samantha Miah.

Tonique Lewis represents both men.

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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