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Federal Jury Finds Wilmington Man Guilty Of Conspiracy To Distribute Heroin And Two Counts Of Distribution Of Heroin

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina

RALEIGH – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced today that a federal jury in Raleigh found TARCARLOS ANTIGO MILLER guilty of one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and two counts of Distribution of Heroin.

MILLER was named in a Superseding Indictment filed on October 8, 2015.  Evidence presented at trial proved that MILLER sold heroin to a confidential informant (CI) on November 6, 2014 and again on January 26, 2015.  Additionally, a witness testified MILLER supplied him with heroin to sell and asked him to store MILLER’S firearms.  Officers executed a search warrant at the witness’ residence and found approximately 34 grams of raw heroin and five firearms.  The witness testified he purchased the heroin from MILLER.

On April 22, 2015, the Wilmington Police Department searched a silver Infiniti which had been repossessed and found drug packaging materials.  This silver Infiniti turned out to be the same silver Infiniti that MILLER was driving during the November 6, 2014 controlled buy.   On May 6, 2015, officers observed Miller make hand to hand transactions which were consistent with drug sales in a vehicle.  Upon MILLER’S arrest, they located on his person $3,384.36.  A search warrant was later executed at a residence associated with the defendant and officers located an additional $6,283.  MILLER was interviewed after waiving his Miranda rights.  MILLER was told that law enforcement had him on video selling heroin; he responded by saying “that may be, but I’m not as big a deal as everyone makes me out to be.”

At sentencing, MILLER faces a up to 20 years imprisonment for the Conspiracy Charge and 20 years each for the two Distribution Charges.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Wilmington Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).  Assistant United States Attorney Lawrence Cameron prosecuted the case for the government.

Updated June 29, 2016