On Thursday October 17, Broderick D. Miller pleaded guilty to a single count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana in Flint U.S. District Court. Miller pleaded guilty after nearly two kilos of marijuana were discovered by authorities in his north side home, according to a news article at Mlive.com.
Court records indicate the defendant has a long criminal history which includes prior convictions for felony firearms, carrying a concealed weapon, drug charges, and fleeing and eluding police. In May of 2012, law enforcement authorities served a search warrant on Miller’s home. Upon searching the residence, investigators located two stolen semi-automatic pistols and several plastic bags containing marijuana in the kitchen area. The pistols were found under the couch; a charge of felon in possession of a firearm was dropped after Miller’s attorney argued that the pistols could have been placed under the sofa by anyone who had accessed his home, and due to lack of physical evidence by federal authorities as proof that Miller possessed the weapons.
Miller will likely be required to serve three to four years in federal prison when he is sentenced on February 18.
Michigan drug crime attorneys are highly familiar with the criminal penalties a defendant may face if convicted of crimes involving the manufacture and/or distribution of Schedule I and II drugs in Michigan. Depending on the type of illicit drug or narcotic and amount involved, some offenses will leave an individual facing many years or even life in prison, along with thousands of dollars in fines. Other consequences of a drug conviction may include drivers license suspension, community service, a court ordered drug program, and more.
Any individual who has been arrested or is under investigation for possessing or distributing illegal drugs or substances should obtain the services of a skilled and aggressive Michigan drug crimes defense lawyer immediately.