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Salisbury man to serve over five years as a habitual felon

Convicted

Dennis Miller

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man was sentenced to more than five years in prison after a two-day jury trial in which he was found not guilty of a felony drug offense but admitted to being a habitual felon.

Dennis Miller, 54, will spend 55 months to 78 months in prison. Officials said he was found not guilty of felony sell Schedule II controlled substance. He was found guilty of possession with intent to sell and deliver a Schedule II controlled substance.

He was sentenced by Judge Anna Mills Wagoner.

On Sept. 15, 2016, the Salisbury Police Department used a confidential informant to buy cocaine from Miller. Detectives used a video and audio recording of the sale.

The controlled substance was analyzed at the N.C. State Crime Lab, which confirmed it was cocaine.

Miller has previous convictions for felony obtaining property by false pretense, felony possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, and felony possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, among others.

Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook said she appreciates the work of Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Greene in the trial and the investigation conducted by the Salisbury Police Department.

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