Clermont County authorities seize 60 pounds of marijuana from 'major supplier'

Posted at 1:21 PM, Feb 10, 2017

BATAVIA, Ohio -- Clermont County authorities seized 60 pounds of marijuana from a man who they said was "a major supplier" of the drug locally and in other states. 

A grand jury indicted 45-year-old Paul Miller, of Pierce Township, on six counts related to trafficking marijuana, officials announced Friday.

The Clermont County Narcotics Task Force executed search warrants at Miller's home and two storage facilities in Union Township in December. In addition to the 60 pounds of marijuana, they also seized $56,961 in cash, officials said.

Miller was charged with trafficking in marijuana, possession of marijuana, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and three counts of aggravated possession of drugs. He was being held in the Clermont County Jail with bond set at $200,000.

"I am extremely proud of the exceptional networking our Narcotics Task Force displayed during this investigation, which involved communities and jurisdictions on the west coast," Sheriff Robert Leahy said. '

Authorities said they anticipated additional arrests would be made in the case.