CAMBRIDGE, Ohio -- A Byesville man, convicted in connection with the attempted manufacture of methamphetamine, was sentenced in Guernsey County Common Pleas Court on Friday.
Judge David A. Ellwood sentenced 45-year-old Bruce A. Miller to 17 months behind bars for attempted illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacture of drugs (F4). Judge Ellwood then suspended that sentence and placed Miller under three years of basic supervision.
Both the Guernsey County Sheriff's Office and the Byesville Police executed a search warrant on May 6 at Miller's South 5th Street residence in Byesville, locating what was suspected to be a meth lab. The Washington County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Task Force had to be called in to neutralize the hazardous materials created by the operation.
Miller, who was not at home when the search warrant was executed, became a fugitive and was not arrested until May 23 in Toledo. He was brought back to Guernsey County to face the charges.
Miller's wife, 41-year-old Samantha Miller, was arrested at the scene and ended up facing similar charges.