From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM – A federal jury indicted a Madison man for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid painkiller, which resulted in a person’s death, according to U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent in Charge Clay Morris.
A one-count indictment charges Jonathan Ryan Miller, 38, with conspiring to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl that resulted in a person’s death in December 2017.
The penalty for distributing a controlled substance that results in death is 20 years to life in prison and a maximum $1 million fine.
The DEA investigated the case, which Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. Becher Sr. is prosecuting.
An indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.