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October 27, 2003

Man charged with endangering officers

LANCASTER - A Stanford man is facing three counts of wanton endangerment as a result of an incident Monday in an apartment on South Campbell Street.

According to a report by Lancaster Police officer Allen Weston, when police responded to the 911 call, they found Billy O. Miller, 60, of 7926 Lancaster Road, Stanford, with a loaded gun. Weston stated that Miller "held officers in a circumstance that engaged in extreme value to human life and physical injury." The report states that Weston, officer Tim Royce and Garrard County Deputy Sheriff Bobby Amon wrestled Miller and took the weapon away.

Along with the wanton endangerment charges, Miller is charged with resisting arrest because he allegedly fought with officers when he was asked to drop the weapon.


Man accused of

drug trafficking

LANCASTER - Police arrested a South Campbell Street man Friday on numerous drug-related charges.

Jason C. Johnson, 24, was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, first-degree for allegedly having Schedule Two narcotics in a container for sale. The alleged drug transaction took place near a school, according to the report by officer Allen Weston.

Johnson is also charged with possession of a controlled substance first-degree for possessing Oxydone, trafficking in marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, prescription of controlled substance in original container, speeding and no driver's license. |10/24/03***

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