Drug suspect turns himself in
An Altoona man wanted by police for two years has turned himself in to face felony drug charges.
Marquis Young Buck Miller, 26, of Altoona, surrendered to Altoona police at UPMC Altoona late Saturday after seeking treatment for an injury, police said. Miller had been on the run since November 2011, when state Attorney General narcotics agents and the Blair County Drug Task Force broke up the Corner Bar and Grill cocaine ring, according to police.
Miller allegedly sold crack cocaine on four occassions between 2010 and 2011 and was booked Sunday morning on felony and misdemeanor drug charges, records show.
According to Millers arrest papers, police contend Miller supplied crack cocaine to police informants twice on Dec. 5, 2010, and again on Dec. 12, 2010, and March 29, 2011.
Each sale was for $100 worth of crack and one of the December 2010 sales had Miller supplying a middle-man who sold a police informant the rock cocaine, police alleged. The March 2011 sale was caught on a body wire, police noted.
Miller was arraigned Sunday morning on four cocaine delivery and possession cases and lodged in Blair County Prison in lieu of a total of $100,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing is slated for Nov. 27 at Central Court before Magisterial District Judge Todd Kelly.