A former city councilman in Harford, Maryland was arrested with more than two pounds of pot in September and will be facing multiple felony and misdemeanor charges that could land him jail for years.
According to court records unsealed last week, Lance Miller was busted with multiple bags of pot totaling 2.25 pounds in September in a house that cops imply was used as a grow facility.
Miller, a local farmer in the area, had served on the town city council for eight years from 1998 to 2006 as a Republican. Miller wasn’t at the house when cops raided it, and turned himself in willingly last week to police after a warrant was issued.
He was jailed and held on a $20,000 bail last week and can not leave the state of Maryland if he posts bail.
Miller has been charged with possession of less than 50 pounds with intent to distribute, which is a felony that can get five years in jail and $15,000 in fines in Maryland. He was also charged with a personal possession misdemeanor for having between 10 grams and 50 pounds. That charge carries a year and $1,000 in fines. Cops also threw in a paraphernalia misdemeanor charge, which could add another year and $1,000 to Miller’s sentencing.
He was also charged with one count of of keeping and maintaining a common nuisance, a felony.