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Posted on: November 19, 2018

[ARCHIVED] GUILTY: Jury Convicts Man of Heroin-Dealing; Police Found Bags in Body Cavity


A Lancaster man was recently convicted of felony heroin-dealing regarding a stash Lancaster city police found, most of it in a body cavity.

A Lancaster County jury convicted 37-year-old Christopher E. Miller following a two-day trial before Judge Merrill Spahn.

Miller, formerly of Hazel Street, will be sentenced on Feb. 7 on counts of possession with intent to deliver heroin and misdemeanor cocaine possession.

Assistant District Attorney Barry Goldman presented evidence of the Sept. 17, 2017, arrest on West Orange Street and subsequent search at Lancaster city police station.

Police were dispatched to a disturbance outside a bar, with Miller being involved. Officers found about 20 bags of heroin – a bundle in each of Miller’s pockets. He also had an amount of crack cocaine in a pocket.

At the station, officers found 40 additional bags in Miller’s body cavity. Goldman called to testify the officers who found the heroin and cocaine.

Lancaster city police Officer Ryan Burgett filed charges.

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