TribLIVE

| News

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Washington County sheriff's deputy charged with selling prescription drugs

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 1:42 p.m.
 

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.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Washington

  1. Mylan vice chair's $11 land deals lowered property transfer taxes
  2. Man killed in Washington crash