BOONE, Iowa—A 32 year old Pilot Mound man has been sentenced to ten years in prison after he pled guilty to a charge of Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine, a class C Felony under Iowa law. Details have been released by the Boone County Attorney’s office.
On January 4, 2017, the Boone County District Court sentenced Ryan Edward Miller, 32, of Pilot Mound, Iowa, to ten (10) years in prison for Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine, a class C Felony in violation of Iowa Code section 124.401(1)(c)(6). Ryan Miller pled guilty to this charge in the Boone County District Court on January 4, 2017. As part of his sentence Ryan Miller will serve a maximum of ten years in prison with a mandatory minimum of three and one third (3 1/3) years before eligible for parole.
According to the Complaint and Affidavit filed with the court, on October 23, 2016, an Officer with the Boone Police Department around 10:30 pm attempted to stop a beige Ford Taurus traveling on 22nd street for a traffic violation. The vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit ended when the vehicle wrecked in a ditch outside of Boone. The driver of the vehicle, Ryan Miller, ran from the scene. Ryan Miller was later tracked down and found in a nearby farm building. When officers found Ryan Miller he did not have on any pants. The tracking was done by a trained K-9 with the Boone Sheriff’s Office. The K-9 later tracked Ryan Miller’s pants which were located in a forest. Inside Ryan Miller’s discarded pants was 8.3 grams of crystallized methamphetamine in two separate zip-lock bags. Ryan Miller was subsequently arrested for Eluding and Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine.
The case was investigated by the Boone Police Department with assistance from the Boone Sheriff’s Office. The State was represented by Matt Speers with the Boone County Attorney’s Office.
(contributed article and photo, Boone County Attorney)