News reports out of Huntsville say six pounds of what drug dealers call “ice,” acrystallized form of meth, was seized in one of the largest drug busts in the history of North Alabama, according to police and drug enforcement officials. On September 3, officers from the Limestone County sheriff's department arrested Bobby Ray Miller, a resident of Toney, Alabama, on criminal charges of drug trafficking and possession of drug paraphernalia. The 67-year-old was reportedly apprehended at his home on McKee Road along with six pounds of the illegal drug valued at nearly $200,000.
As a Birmingham criminal defense lawyer, I know that the drugs seized as part of this bust represent quite a sizeable piece of evidence, however, I also hold that every citizen is guaranteed under the Constitution to have his day in court. In our system of law, an individual is always considered innocent until proven guilty by a jury of his or her peers. My job as an Alabama criminal attorney is to provide an aggressive defense for those people accused of crimes by our justice system and to represent those clients well, both in the initial criminal case as well as any subsequent criminal appeals trials.
News reports of this incident stated that in addition to the large amount of crystal meth taken in the raid, deputies also seized $100,000 in cash, two Harley Davidson motorcycles, a semi-truck, two pick-up trucks, a Chrysler 300 sedan, and a trailer.
Law enforcement officials with the sheriff's department say that this arrest for drug trafficking isn't the first time that Miller has been charged with illegal activities in Alabama. Nearly 15 years ago, he was picked up on gambling charges. In 1995, police arrested the man and confiscated about $90,000 allegedly made off an illegal gambling operation.
6 lbs. of meth seized in Limestone County drug bust, WAFF.com, September 4, 2009