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Defendant in Drug Trafficking and Dissuading a Witness Case Sentenced to 10 Year in Prison

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Contact: Michelle Bays
mbays@da.washoecounty.us
775.321.4307 (o); 775.771.6049 (c)

The Washoe County District Attorney’s Office has announced that a Stockton man has been sentenced to 10 years for trafficking of narcotics and a related dissuading a witness charge. Reginald Dean Miller, 39, from Stockton, California pled guilty to one count of Trafficking of a Schedule I Controlled Substance and one count of Preventing or Dissuading a Witness from Testifying (Felony) in November of last year and was sentenced earlier this week to maximum consecutive terms totaling 10 years in prison.   Based on the sentence received, Miller must serve 4 year in prison before parole eligibility begins. 

The case against Miller began on July 19, 2019 when detectives with the Reno Police Department’s Street Enforcement Team (SET) began investigating him in connection with sales of methamphetamine and heroin in the Reno area. An undercover operation was conducted, in which Miller was caught selling 10 grams of methamphetamine and 8 grams of heroin. He was subsequently arrested and charged with drug trafficking. After arrest, Miller was released on supervised bail. He was arrested a few weeks later after SET detectives determined Miller had tracked down a witness in the case, severely beat him, and threatened him not to come to court and testify.  

At sentencing, Deputy District Attorney Christopher Day argued that Miller’s pattern of dangerous criminal activity and violence toward a state’s witness warranted the maximum possible sentence.

 

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