Dustin Miller gets 6 month sentence. John Mailloux has pleaded not guilty to all charges
One of two Taft men arrested on drug and stolen property charges last month has taken a plea deal with prosecutors but the other has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Dustin RJ Miller, 30 pleaded no contest to a single charge of being an accessory at a pretrial hearing on June 30, according to Kern County Superior Court records.
He was sentenced to 180 days in jail at the same hearing.
Miller was arrested with John Mailloux, 31, on June 21 when Taft Police served a search warrant at a residence in the mobile home park at 123 North Tenth Street seeking stolen property from a local burglary.
Police said they found about $1,500 in stolen property from the original investigation plus several more items, including more than four pounds of marijuana and 56 grams of suspected methamphetamine was found, along with evidence of drug sales.
Officers also found two firearms and a motorcycle reported stolen from San Luis Obispo County, according to a news release.
Both men were charged in court with possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property and possession of marijuana for sale.
Miller pleaded no contest to a single count of being an accessory and all the other charges were dropped.
In addition to the jail time, Miller was also fined $370 and placed on three years probation.
Mailloux, currently free on $100,000 bail, is due back in court on Aug. 17 for a preliminary hearing.