Mount Jackson man sentenced in meth manufacturing case

Kenneth Miller

WOODSTOCK – A Mount Jackson man accepted an Alford plea Friday for the possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to five years in prison with all but a year and four months suspended.

Prosecuting attorney for the Commonwealth of Virginia Amanda McDonald Wiseley and public defendant Margarita Wood agreed to reduce the charges of Kenneth Ray Miller, 29, from manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of a gun by a convicted felon to possession of a controlled substance, as per the plea deal.

Wiseley told Shenandoah Circuit Court Judge Dennis Hupp that the deal was made because the four residents of the trailer were all pointing fingers at one another for the crimes.

According to information provided by Wiseley, authorities executed a search warrant at a trailer park at 742 Massanutten Park where authorities found several sledgepots (one-pot methamphetamine production devices), weapons and mail addressed to Miller.

Before authorities searched the premises, she added, an officer saw Miller and Fallon K. Frye, who was also charged, outside of the trailer.

By accepting the Alford plea, Miller maintained his innocence while accepting there was enough evidence to convict him.

Following the sentencing, both Wiseley and Wood declined to comment further on the matter.

Contact staff writer Jake Zuckerman at 540-465-5137 ext. 152, or jzuckerman@nvdaily.com