Rapides Deputies Arrest Two in a Meth Bust
Press Release – On January 15, 2015, the Sheriff’s Office Metro Division interrupted a delivery of Methamphetamine in Alexandria.
Agents followed up on a tip that Thomas Kirby Miller would be making Methamphetamine deliveries during the day. Agents had prior knowledge of Miller from previous arrests. Metro Narcotics received several tips in the past few months that Miller was selling Methamphetamine and had conducted surveillance on him.
Agents recently established surveillance again and watched Miller drive to a business on Hwy 28 West where a subject walked to Miller’s vehicle and Agents believed a drug transaction was occurring. Unmarked Sheriff’s vehicles with emergency lights activated pulled up to Miller’s vehicle attempting to conduct a stop.
Miller quickly reversed the vehicle, striking the unmarked vehicle on the trailer hitch. No one was injured and there was no damage to the unmarked vehicle. Agents identified Miller’s passenger as Jonathan Drerup and found Methamphetamine and digital scales in the vehicle. Both men denied possession of the Methamphetamine.
Drerup and Miller were taken into custody without further incident and were booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center. Miller was later released on a $10,500.00 bond and Drerup was later released on a $5000.00 bond.