Search yields large amount of pot

Published 9:32 am Thursday, October 15, 2009

An Austin man was charged Wednesday with possessing a substantial amount of marijuana and apparently selling the drug.

Chase Randall Miller, 24, faces one count of felony fifth-degree drug possession.

According to a criminal complaint, Miller’s 911 10th Ave. SE residence was searched by police Friday.

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Authorities found a jar containing 4 grams of marijuana, as well as pipes and a police scanner in the living room.

In an adjacent room, police found a fake dictionary that had a digital scale and three bags of “high grade” marijuana inside. The bags totaled 56 grams.

A cell phone apparently belonging to Miller was also found that had messages relating to drug trafficking, the complaint states.

Authorities also searched Miller’s car and found three small bags of marijuana.

Miller has been summoned to appear in Mower County court on Nov. 12.