A pair of Pottstown residents were arrested last weekend in East Greenville and charged with selling crystal methamphetamine.
Eriq Miller, 24, and Samantha Jean Crossley, 28, were taken into custody around 1 a.m. Dec. 16 on Main Street during an undercover operation involving the Upper Perk Police District and the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office Local Drug Task Force.
According the affidavits, detectives learned that an area woman, who has not yet been charged in the case, would be traveling to East Greenville to deliver an amount of crystal methamphetamine to another person, known to police.
At 12:58 a.m., the woman picked up the person near Main and Bank streets. According to police, while driving around the area, the woman and her two passengers – identified as Miller and Crossley – conspired to sell the person meth.
After the transaction was complete, law enforcement officials stopped the vehicle in the 300 block of Main Street.
As detectives approached the vehicle, Miller made "furtive movements" with his right hand towards his waist band, the affidavit states. He refused to listen to law enforcement commands and bent down towards the floor, according to the court records.
Miller was removed from the vehicle and placed in handcuffs. The handle of a handgun was clearly visible sticking out from underneath the back of the front passenger seat, police said.
The weapon, identified as a Ruger Magnum .22 Caliber revolver, was loaded with six live rounds. Authorities determined Miller was not permitted to carry a gun because of a previous robbery conviction.
A search of Miller also revealed separately packaged bags of crystal methamphetamine and a cell phone. Detectives located more than $700 in cash, some of which was used by law enforcement in the undercover investigation; a quantity of Adderall pills; a digital scale; and an amount of Oxycodone pills in the back of the vehicle, according to the affidavit. Additional quantities of crystal methamphetamine, packing materials and cellular phones were discovered in the car.
Authorities also recovered the bag of crystal methamphetamine that was sold to the person known to police, court records state.
During an interview with law enforcement officials, the woman, Miller and Crossley admitted to meeting with several different individuals that night for the purpose of selling them crystal methamphetamine, according to the affidavits.
Miller has been charged with a series of felonies, including one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, six counts of possession of illegal drugs with the intent to deliver and weapons charges. He also faces six misdemeanor charges of illegal possession of a controlled substance and two counts each of purchase of an illegal controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Crossley has been charged with one felony count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities and three felony counts of possession of illegal drugs with the intent to deliver. She also faces three misdemeanor counts each of illegal possession and illegal purchase of a controlled substance, along with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Miller and Crossley were both arraigned by District Judge Catherine Hummel Fried on Dec. 16. The judge set Miller's bail at $250,000 cash and Crossley's at $100,000 cash, according to information posted on a state judicial website. Both defendants were remanded to Montgomery County Prison.
A preliminary hearing for Miller and Crossley before the same judge has been scheduled for Dec. 27.