Meriden man pleads to drug charges

MERIDEN — A 32-year-old city man was sentenced to 15 months in prison Friday after pleading guilty to growing marijuana in his backyard.

Stephen Miller of 57 South Ave. was arrested in September and charged with cultivation of marijuana, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of narcotics and possession of marijuana with intent to sell. Miller pleaded guilty Friday to possession with intent to sell and was sentenced to five years suspended after 15 months.

According to police reports, officers received a confidential tip that Miller was growing marijuana in his backyard. Police found Miller in the backyard with 12 marijuana plants that weighed 2.4 pounds. Police also found a prescription pill bottle missing 105 narcotic pills.

— Lauren Sievert

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