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Drug Trafficking Suspect, 31, Disguises Himself as Elderly Man to Evade Arrest: Cops


Drug Trafficking Suspect, 31, Disguises Himself as Elderly Man to Evade Arrest: Cops (U.S. Department of Justice)

A 31-year-old Massachusetts man was arrested last week by authorities who say they found him disguised as a very convincing old man.

Before Shaun Miller, 31, of Hyannis, was arrested Thursday pending charges related to drug trafficking, law enforcement officers surrounded a residence in he was believed to be staying. 

When officers ordered Miller out of the residence, an elderly man walked outside to meet them.Or so they first believed.

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"Upon further investigation, officers determined that the 'elderly man' was in fact Miller, and at that point, officers pulled off Miller’s realistic disguise and placed him under arrest," the U.S. Attorney's Office wrote in a statement. 

A subsequent search of the residence revealed two loaded weapons hidden in a laundry basket and nearly $30,000 in cash, according to police.

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Miller was one of over a dozen people named in a federal drug trafficking indictment and was considered a fugitive.

He was detained on a charge of possession of heroin with intent to distribute.

Miller has a detention hearing scheduled for Aug. 31.

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