A man almost risked his wife’s asue money when police seized the money after they arrested him for drug possession with intent to supply.
Police arrested Eddie Miller, 36, on Sunday, August 9, after they found 1.9 ounces of marijuana in a gym bag in his bedroom.
They charged Miller with drug possession with intent to supply because the drugs were held in three separate packages.
After a further search of the home, police seized $2,132 in a pencil case. They kept the money on suspicion that it came from the drug sales.
However, when Miller appeared in court today, he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of simple possession at his arraignment before Magistrate Samuel McKinney.
Defense lawyer Jomo Campbell said that Miller resorted to smoking because his business had been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Campbell said that Miller, who completed drug rehab last year as part of a drug sentence, had backslid.
Campbell said the seized money belonged to Miller’s wife, who kept an asue. He provided documentation showing the source of the funds.
As a result, McKinney returned the money. Miller had to pay a $700 fine to avoid spending three months in prison.