- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Gulfport bar owner will be sentenced Nov. 3 for his role in a conspiracy to distribute China White heroin and cocaine out of the Ice Daiquiri Lounge.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1LQx6wj) Carlos Miller, 34, faces a 20-year prison term.

Miller pleaded guilty Aug. 6 to a bill of information charging him with attempted possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute. In addition to the prison term, he’s facing a fine of up to $1 million. A criminal forfeiture filed in the case also calls for the seizure of a 2008 Dodge Charger and $8,628 in alleged drug proceeds.

A federal grand jury indicted Miller, bar owner Julie Michelle Glass, 31, and Randall Sheffield on drug conspiracy charge in the case. Sheffield later pleaded guilty to conspiracy to buy and sell China White heroin out of the Pass Road bar. He’s facing up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine at his Oct. 22 sentencing.

Authorities arrested all three in January. They were picked up in a traffic stop, during which authorities seized a 9 mm pistol and .357 revolver. On a counter in the bar, authorities founds a mask and an Uzi firearm.

Court papers say Miller and Glass started trying to set up a deal to buy 3 kilos of cocaine in November.

Later, Miller met with a confidential informant and told him he sold heroin out of the bar and worked with members of a New Orleans drug-trafficking organization. In a later meeting, records say, Glass and Miller attempted to buy a kilo each of cocaine and heroin.

Glass is serving seven years and three months in prison on a drug conspiracy charge. She’s appealing the sentence.


Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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