Charleston, South Carolina — Acting United States Attorney M. Rhett DeHart stated today that a Federal Grand Jury has returned a five-count indictment charging Jonathan Xavier Miller, 37, of Blythewood, for drug possession and possession of a firearm as a convicted felon.
The indictment alleges that, in February 2019, Miller knowingly, intentionally, and unlawfully possessed with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture containing meth, cocaine, and crack cocaine. It further alleges that, in July 2019, Miller possessed with the intent to distribute crack cocaine. The indictment also alleges that, in November 2019, Miller possessed with the intent to distribute a substance containing meth, fentanyl and heroin, as well as possessing a 9mm handgun in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
Miller is prohibited to possess a firearm due to prior felony convictions. Prior convictions of Miller include that for strong armed robbery, criminal domestic violence, drug possession, and gun possession.
Miller is facing up to life imprisonment on one of the federal charges.
The case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the Irmo Police Department.
Acting United States Attorney DeHart stated that all charges in indictments are merely accusations and that all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.