Post Office Sting Leads to Arrest of Suspected Area Drug Dealer
According to a release from the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office (NCSO), A Nacogdoches man was arrested Thursday afternoon after an ongoing investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine in Nacogdoches County. Over the course of the last several months, deputies with the Sheriff’s Office have made several arrests involving possession cases of methamphetamine. Investigators with the Sheriff’s Office were able to identify an alleged distributor of the narcotic, identified as Jacob Miller.
Over a period of several months, the Sheriff’s Office was able to identify that the suspect was believed to be dealing large amounts of methamphetamine. Investigators were able to identify that the suspect was receiving his narcotics through a supplier out of California and was using the mail to ship the narcotics to Nacogdoches County.
Sheriff Investigators notified a United States Postal Inspector and requested assistance with the investigation. On Monday, May 17, a suspicious package was intercepted by the postal inspector that was destined to the target of this investigation.
The package was removed from the mail, and a certified K-9 police dog conducted a free air search of the package which alerted to the presence of narcotics. A search warrant was obtained for the package which revealed 15 ounces of crystal methamphetamine.
The Sheriff’s Office, working in conjunction with the following agencies, United States Postal Inspection Service, Drug Enforcement Agency, Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Nacogdoches Police Department set up a controlled delivery of the package to the suspect.
On Thursday, May 20, the suspect arrived at the post office in Nacogdoches to pick up the package. An undercover officer handed the package over to the suspect. When the suspect walked out of the post office with the package in hand (methamphetamine) he was arrested without incident by law enforcement.
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office took Jacob Miller, 35, from Nacogdoches Texas into custody and transported him to the Nacogdoches County Jail. He was charged with Possession of a controlled substance, a 1st degree felony.
The 15 ounces of crystal methamphetamine that was seized, has a street value of $7,500. It is believed that Miller was dealing a pound or more of Crystal Methamphetamine onto the streets of Nacogdoches every month. Bond was set at $75,000.