Washington County sheriff's deputy charged with selling prescription drugs
Authorities arrested a Washington County sheriff's deputy on charges that he illegally possessed and sold prescription drugs, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office announced on Wednesday.
Matthew Miller, 29, of Avella is charged with one count each of delivery, possession and possession with intent to deliver Suboxone, a narcotic used to treat addiction to drugs such as heroin. Miller, who also is charged with one count of criminal use of a communications facility, spent Tuesday night in the Washington County Prison. He posted $500,000 bond on Wednesday.
Agents with the attorney general's office and officers with the McDonald Police Department took Miller into custody after a controlled buy.
His preliminary hearing before District Judge Ethan T. Ward is scheduled for June 16. Court records did not list an attorney.
Adam Brandolph is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.
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