A 33-year-old Jena man wanted by our department for almost a year was apprehended in Sweetwater, Texas last week and returned to LaSalle Parish to face illegal narcotic charges, according to LaSalle Sheriff Scott Franklin.
In August of 2017, LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives obtained a warrant for Nicholas Miller’s arrest on illegal narcotic charges.
Detectives were unable to locate Miller in the Jena area at the time and his arrest warrant and information was entered into the NCIC database as a fugitive.
A couple of weeks ago, LaSalle authorities were notified that Miller had been arrested in Sweetwater, about 181 miles west of Ft. Worth, Texas.
LPSO deputies went to Sweetwater and transported Miller back to LaSalle Parish.
On Tuesday, June 19, he was booked into the LaSalle Parish Jail in Jena on charges of distribution of CDS I – marijuana, 3 counts. Bond was set at $90,000 and at press time this week Miller remained in jail.
“It took a little time, but our detectives finally got their man,” Sheriff Franklin stated referring to Miller finally being caught up with and arrested.
“We take all illegal narcotic charges very seriously and do what we can to apprehend those who would peddle narcotics to our citizens,” the Sheriff noted.
“I commend our narcotic detectives for all their hard work on getting rid of illegal drugs in our parish, and for never giving up on finding those who commit these crimes,” Franklin stated.
“One of the goals of our department is to keep our communities free from these drugs that can change lives forever,” he said.