Deputies with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office charged a couple with multiple drug offenses. The charges of drug trafficking in Clark County were brought against the couple after they had been arrested on Saturday, May 8.
According to the details shared by the CCSO deputies, the arrest came about following a traffic stop along Interstate 15. At around 1:15 pm, the deputies stopped a vehicle at mile marker 178. The initial reason for the stop was that the vehicle was speeding.
Following the stop, deputies observed that a kind of pipe that is typically used to smoke marijuana was lying inside the vehicle. They also observed other indications of criminal behavior.
Based on these observations, a thorough search of the vehicle was conducted. During this search, deputies recovered 3.63 pounds of methamphetamine as well as 2.77 pounds of marijuana. In addition, other items deemed as drug paraphernalia were also found in the vehicle.
The couple traveling in the vehicle was taken into custody. Based on the available evidence, a number of drug charges were brought against both. The driver was identified as Lee J Miller, 43, of California. Deputies charged Miller with possession of drug paraphernalia, marijuana trafficking, and methamphetamine trafficking. He was booked into the Clark County Jail.
The passenger traveling with Miller was identified as Karie M Miller, 44, also of California. The same charges were also brought against Karie and she was also booked into the Clark County Jail.
If convicted on charges of drug trafficking in Clark County, both face several years behind bars. For marijuana trafficking in amounts between 1 pound and 5 pounds, Idaho laws stipulate a prison sentence of up to 1 year, or a fine of up to $5,000, or both. Penalties for meth trafficking are more severe, with the minimum prison sentence at 2 years and a minimum fine of $10,000.
However, law enforcement officers may not always follow the rules and procedures during an arrest for drug trafficking. In such a case, a Boise drug trafficking defense lawyer can have the charges reduced or scrapped altogether.