Jail Inmate Allegedly Received Pills While Kissing His Brother at Court

DUBOIS – A jail inmate is facing contraband charges for allegedly receiving pills from his brother during a kiss when he appeared for a preliminary hearing.

Michael W. Miles, 40, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, contraband/inmate and a misdemeanor count of intentional possession of a controlled substance after an incident at District Judge Pat Ford’s office during centralized court on July 6.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, after Miles, an inmate, waived his hearing on terroristic threats and harassment, he asked officers if he could say goodbye to his brother. He was allowed to give him a hug under the officer’s supervision. The officer saw the two kiss each other with open mouths.

A victim/witness employee reportedly let an officer know that prior to the kiss, Miles’ brother had placed something in his mouth.

Both men were seized, and the officer attempted to stop Miles from swallowing, but he swallowed and had nothing in his mouth when he opened it.

Miles was transported back to the jail where he admitted he had swallowed something, police said. It was determined that he would need to be medically cleared before being admitted to the jail.

Miles was then taken to Penn Highlands Clearfield’s emergency department.

While waiting for treatment, Miles agreed to speak with the officer and reportedly admitted to swallowing a cellophane wrapper that contained pills.

When asked what pills, he replied that it would have been Klonopin or Subutex pills, which are all his brother could have gotten, police said.

The officer asked if he had ever done this before, because it was so quick. Miles allegedly responded that it is their “move.”

Despite admitting to swallowing the pills, he refused to admit that his brother was involved.

After Miles vomited several times, the contents of the vomit were checked by the nursing director. She was able to locate the cellophane wrapper, according to the report.

Miles waived his right to a preliminary hearing on the new charges on Friday during centralized court. He is being held on $10,000 bail.

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