- Associated Press - Thursday, June 5, 2014

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania county sheriff’s deputy has been fired after state prosecutors say he sold a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction to an undercover informant.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for 29-year-old Matthew Miller, of Avella.

Washington County fired Miller, who had been taken off the schedule three months ago after failing his 90-day probationary period, immediately after his arrest Wednesday.

State attorney general’s agents say Miller called the informant and offered to sell him Suboxone, a prescription step-down drug designed to treat heroin addiction. Miller allegedly told the informant he was now using heroin, and wanted to sell the drugs because he needed the money.

The informant says Miller had sold him drugs, while in uniform at the county courthouse on other occasions.

Miller faces a preliminary hearing June 16.

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