Local Man Sentenced To Federal Prison

mountain-topmedia.com - 07-12


Pikeville, KY — A Floyd County man has been sentenced this week to 180 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute meth, possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and felon in possession of a firearm. James William Miller was sentenced by United States District Judge Robert E. Wier. According to a press release by Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Miller was trafficking meth for approximately two years in and around Floyd County. A search of Miller’s residence in August of 2018 revealed eight firearms, including a semi-automatic AR-15, digital scales, distribution bags, and a distribution quantity of meth. Miller had a prior conviction for trafficking in a controlled substance from December 2014 in Floyd County Circuit Court. As a result of that conviction Miller was prohibited from possessing firearms. Under federal law, Miller must serve 85 percent of his prison sentences. Upon his release, he will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for an additional four years.