Photo: Ian Eric Miller
August 12, 2020 – Ventura County, Ca.
35-year-old Simi Valley resident Ian Eric Miller may have simply been enjoying a quiet moment of repose as he sat in his car, parked in the shade of the trees lining a residential street late in the afternoon of August 11 th . Or he may well have had another reason for sitting quietly in his car on the well-traveled avenue.
According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Eduardo Malagon, when
Narcotics Street Team detectives working out of the Moorpark Patrol Station spotted
Miller—suspected of “involvement in the sales of methamphetamine and heroin”– in his
parked car, they must have surmised he wasn’t sitting there merely to enjoy the afternoon’s
Following a period of surveillance, patrol deputies approached Miller and made contact with
him as he sat in his car. That brief conversation helped the cops as they “developed probable
cause” and then conducted a search of his vehicle. That search lead to the discovery of nearly
five pounds of methamphetamine, “half pound of heroin, 178 grams of fentanyl, and 2,430
Alprazolam pills” along with varying quantities of ketamine, suboxone, marijuana, and gamma
Miller was summarily taken into custody, at which point the cops determined Miller was under
the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of a loaded firearm.
He was promptly transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on a plethora of charges relating to illegal possession of controlled substances, possession of narcotics for sales, being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and being under the influence of a controlled substance.
Photo: Ventura County Jail Booking