Kannapolis man convicted as habitual felon

Published 3:10 pm Friday, February 22, 2019

SALISBURY — Jason Howard Milam of Kannapolis was convicted this week in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court of felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, two counts of felony attempted trafficking in opium/heroin, felony possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin, felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor carrying a concealed gun.

He admitted his status as a habitual felon and Judge Anna Mills Wagoner sentenced Milam to a minimum of 87 months to a maximum of 117 months in prison.

On July 30, 2018, officers responded to Kings Farm Road in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, officers noticed a vehicle in a driveway with the lights on and the driver asleep at the wheel. The homeowner told officers that he saw the car in his driveway and called 911.

Officers knocked on the driver’s window and the driver, identified as Milam, appeared to be intoxicated. Officers located a firearm on Milam’s person then found heroin, methamphetamine and a digital scale in the vehicle.

Milam had previously been convicted of felony breaking and/or entering, felony larceny of a firearm and felony breaking and/or entering a motor vehicle, among other convictions.

Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook said she appreciated the joint effort on behalf of Assistant District Attorney Tim Gould and the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office in holding Milam accountable for his repeated criminal conduct.