MoCo Sheriff's Son Arraigned, Charged With Meth Possession
June 30, 2011
Jacob Scott Miller, the 25-year-old son of Monterey County Sheriff Scott Miller, was arraigned Thursday on drug charges, including felony counts of possessing methamphetamine with intent to sell it, and possession of hydrocodone.
Miller, who had been housed at the Santa Cruz County Jail following his Tuesday arrest, posted bail this morning, according to his attorney, Susan Chapman. He walked into court in a blue dress shirt and blue slacks, and answered quietly when asked by Judge Adrienne Grover if he wanted to waive his right to a speedy preliminary hearing.
“Yes, your honor,” he said.
Grover told him that as a condition of his bail, he would be subject to random drug screening and random searches without a warrant. He said he understood this as well.
Chapman declined to say if Miller was staying with his parents, or who posted his bail money. She also declined to say if he was housed at the Santa Cruz County Jail, but that was confirmed by officials there.
“I’m not going to comment on his personal life,” she said.
Miller was arrested Tuesday morning when detectives from the Monterey County Sheriff’s narcotics unit served a warrant on the younger Miller’s apartment, a space above his parents’ garage. The arrest capped a nearly two-month investigation, and Sheriff Miller wasn’t advised of the case, nor the arrest, until his own detectives were serving the warrant.
In addition to the drug felonies, Jacob Miller was charged with marijuana possession, an infraction, and possessing fireworks.
Grover set the preliminary hearing date for Aug. 11.