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Wilmington Man Sentenced To 132 Months For Heroin Trafficking

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

RALEIGH – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that today in federal court, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced TACARLOS ANTIGO MILLER, 39, of Wilmington, NC to 132 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release.


MILLER was found guilty after trial by jury in June 2016, of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute heroin and two (2) counts of distribution of heroin. 


During the investigation, law enforcement used confidential informants (CIs) to make controlled purchases from MILLER.  Based on these controlled purchases and information regarding heroin trafficking by MILLER from 2013, until his arrest in May 2015, the defendant is accountable for at least 100 grams of heroin.  He also possessed a firearm in connection with his drug trafficking activities.


Investigation of this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Wilmington Police Department, and the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney Lawrence J. Cameron represented the government.



Updated October 11, 2017

Drug Trafficking