Ogden defense attorney facing drug charges will have next hearing in September

Wednesday , May 09, 2018 - 12:11 PM

OGDEN — An Ogden criminal defense attorney accused of bringing drugs into Weber County Jail appeared in court as a defendant Wednesday morning. 

Tony Brenchley Miles, 54, waived his right to a speedy trial and will have his next hearing in early September at Ogden’s 2nd District Court. 

Miles is accused of smuggling narcotics into the jail on April 7, 2017. Miles allegedly tried to bring a contact lens case into the jail that contained cocaine and heroin, according to a probable cause statement. Miles also allegedly used a false name to enter the jail and meet with two people in jail custody. 

After the April arrest, Miles was charged with one county of forgery, a third-degree felony; two counts of possession of a controlled substance within a correctional facility, a third-degree felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor. 

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Miles was arrested again on Sept. 12, 2017 after police attained a search warrant for Miles’ home. Police say Miles admitted to “abusing controlled substances, mainly pain medication and heroin,” according to a probable cause statement. 

Police took a blood sample and found methamphetamine in his system. 

Miles was formally charged with possession or use of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor. 

Miles’ attorney Richard Gallegos told the court Wednesday that both sides of the aisle had not reached a plea agreement and asked for a date for a preliminary hearing be set on the same day for both cases. 

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Judge Jennifer Valencia allowed this to go forward, and due to scheduling conflicts among the judge, prosecutors and defense, the hearing was set for Sept. 4 in Ogden. 

Miles is not in jail custody. He was booked and released the same day of his April 2017 arrest and was issued a summons after the September 2017 search of his home. 

Miles continues to work as an attorney, and is scheduled to appear with clients next week in Ogden’s 2nd District Court, according to online court documents. 

Contact reporter Jacob Scholl at jscholl@standard.net or follow him on Twitter @Jacob_Scholl. 

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