Crime

Sheriff’s office: Heroin dealer arrested at Sandy Point Heights

A man suspected of dealing heroin on Lummi Reservation was arrested Friday, March 13, according to the sheriff’s office.

Whatcom Gang and Drug Task Force deputies arrested Terry Scott Miller, 51, at a residence on the 4500 block of Lopez Drive in the Sandy Point Heights area around 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Deputies obtained 5.3 grams of heroin from Miller during an investigation that took several months, according to a press release sent out by the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office.

Miller was booked into Whatcom County Jail on suspicion of four counts of delivery of a controlled substance with a school zone enhancement and maintaining a premise for drug trafficking. He is suspected of supplying heroin to other dealers and addicts around the Ferndale and Lummi Reservation area.

Miller is not an enrolled member of Lummi Nation.

Sheriff Bill Elfo said in the press release that deputies met with residents living in the Sandy Point Heights area who told them drug dealing had become an issue. He said the investigation is continuing and more arrests are anticipated.

Elfo has said the use of opiates has dramatically increased in recent years across Whatcom County.

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