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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

Butler County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Reneer observed a Ford F150 crossing the fog line several times in the north bound lane of the William Natcher Parkway on Sunday night, February 11.  Upon activating emergency lights, the driver, Marion Miller of Morgantown (DOB 4/21/53), continued northbound for approximately one-fourth mile before pulling over.  Upon contact, a strong smell of alcohol came from vehicle and Miller had slurred speech.  Miller was unsteady on his feet and would not follow directions to perform a field sobriety test.  An open “Four Loko Sour Apple” alcoholic beverage was located in the beverage cup holder. 


Miller was arrested and lodged in the Butler County Jail.  Upon search of his jacket, a straw with suspected methamphetamine residue was located in the pocket.  The substance field tested positive for methamphetamine.  He is charged with Careless Driving, Possession of an Alcoholic Beverage in a Motor Vehicle, Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs – 3rd Offense, Possession of a Controlled Substance-1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine).    


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