Kannapolis man convicted as habitual felon on drug, firearms offenses

Published 7:03 pm Friday, February 22, 2019

SALISBURY — Jason Howard Milam of Kannapolis was convicted this week in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court on drug and firearms charges.

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

Milam was convicted of felony possession of a firearm by convicted felon; two counts of felony attempted trafficking in opium or 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.

On July 30, law officers went to Kings Farm Road on a report of a suspicious vehicle. They noticed a vehicle in a driveway with its lights on; the driver was asleep at the wheel.

The homeowner told officers he saw the car in his driveway and called 911.

The driver, identified as Milam, appeared to be intoxicated. Officers said he had a firearm as well as heroin, methamphetamine, and a digital scale in the vehicle.

Milam was convicted of felony breaking and entering, felony larceny of a firearm, and felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle, among other convictions.

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