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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 10, 2022

Bon Secour Man Sentenced to More Than 20 Years for Armed Methamphetamine Distribution

MOBILE, AL – A Bon Secour, Alabama, man was sentenced to 241 months in prison for two counts of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and carrying a firearm in furtherance of those crimes.
  
Jacob Steven Miller, 26, pled guilty to two counts of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and two counts of carrying a firearm in furtherance of those drug crimes in May of 2020.  Court documents showed that Miller had two run-ins with law enforcement and each time he had methamphetamine and a gun with him.  In May of 2019, Miller wrecked a stolen motorcycle while attempting to flee from law enforcement.  He attempted to run from the scene with a backpack but due to a knee injury he was unable to leave the scene on foot.  The backpack contained about a ounce of methamphetamine and a gun.  In February of 2020, Miller was a passenger in a vehicle that an Alabama state trooper attempted to stop for Miller’s failure to wear a seat belt.  The driver of the vehicle accelerated, and the trooper pursued until other officers joined the chase and forced the vehicle to stop.  Miller threw a black bag out of the vehicle that was recovered by troopers.  It contained 730 grams of methamphetamine, other drug-related evidence, approximately $3,500 in cash and a gun.  Miller had been implicated by other defendants convicted in federal court as a methamphetamine distributor in Baldwin County.
     
Agencies participating in the investigation include the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations Safe Streets Task Force.
   
Assistant U.S. Attorney Gloria Bedwell prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

Updated February 14, 2022