Appeal Court Denies Century Man’s Motion In Rolling Meth Lab Case; Now He’s Wanted On A Probation Violation

June 9, 2019

The Florida First District Court of Appeal has denied a motion to suppress evidence in the case of a Century man convicted on multiple drug and weapons charges after a traffic stop three years ago. According to the state, he is also a wanted man on a probation violation.

William Burr Milliron, currently 47, filed a motion to suppress evidence obtained during a 2015 traffic stop that uncovered two “one pot” meth labs. The trial court denied the motion, finding the stop by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office was legal.

Milliron later entered a negotiated plea and was convicted of the lesser offenses of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence and possession of drug paraphernalia. Additional counts were dismissed. He was sentenced to 408 days time served.

The incident began when patrol deputies conducted a traffic stop on an older model Ford F250 truck on Front Street at Highway 29 in Century about 3 p.m. on June 18. The traffic stop occurred after a deputy observed a refrigerator and other objects protruding from a pickup truck with no tailgate, and after the deputy observed the driver tossing cigarette butt from the truck’s window.

The deputies discovered two apparent “one pot” meth labs in a bag that was located in bed of the pickup. A .22 caliber revolver was also located.. Milliron, the passenger, ran from the area of the truck as deputies attempted to handcuff him about 30 minutes after the traffic stop.

Millron reportedly told deputies that he was not going back to prison before fleeing. He lunged at a deputy and was tased before being wrestled to the ground by a deputy that was later airlifted to a Pensacola hospital suffering from breathing difficulties. Milliron continued to wrestle and fight both deputies and was tased a second time. After he was taken into custody, deputies discovered ammunition for the firearm in his pocket, according to an arrest report.

Members of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics responded to the scene. They were observed removing two plastic soft drink bottles containing the suspected meth labs from a camouflage bag. The bag also contained several items known to commonly be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, including drain cleaner.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Rapid Response Unit responded with a hazardous materials team that neutralized the meth labs in buckets that were then filled with concrete. After being rendered inert, the buckets and concrete are later disposed of at the county landfill.

The driver of the vehicle received probation on a meth charge, and the deputy airlifted to the hospital recovered.

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10 Responses to “Appeal Court Denies Century Man’s Motion In Rolling Meth Lab Case; Now He’s Wanted On A Probation Violation”

  1. David Huie Green on June 11th, 2019 12:03 pm

    REGARDING:
    ” It’s insane that it would even be an option even if it was denied.”

    You can always ask, even if the answer is NO.

    (Legally, it is: “Congress shall make no law…or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances,” in the First Amendment.

    After you have asked, the Supreme Court ruled in 1984:

    “Nothing in the First Amendment or in this Court’s case law interpreting it suggests that the rights to speak, associate, and petition require government policymakers to listen or respond to communications of members of the public on public issues.” Sandra Day O’Connor writing for the majority. “Minnesota Board for Community Colleges v. Knight” with 6 in total agreement and another agreeing but with a quibble, two opposed.

    In other words and repeating: Sometimes the answer is no.

    David for truth and justice, the American way

  2. Rasheed Jackson on June 10th, 2019 9:31 am

    Once captured this individual needs to be held without bond. Life in prison or the death penalty should be the only options for him. He makes his living destroying peoples lives by producing and selling a product that can kill. He needs to be removed from society and at a minimum cost to taxpayers.

  3. Pops on June 10th, 2019 8:20 am

    “they are making and using POISON to get some sort of high.”
    So, you don’t drink alcohol? Kudos to you. I wish more people didn’t drink! Great job!

  4. losinghope on June 10th, 2019 5:16 am

    Another criminal petitioning for suppression of evidence… It’s insane that it would even be an option even if it was denied.

  5. Bob C. on June 9th, 2019 2:20 pm

    @Paul “I just don’t get it.”

    Man, me either, they are making and using POISON to get some sort of high.
    Just stupid to me and my crew.
    I just don’t get it, either.

  6. Me on June 9th, 2019 9:45 am

    @Williwonka Read the entire story.

  7. David Huie Green on June 9th, 2019 8:33 am

    REGARDING:
    ” Another meth head off the streets”

    They tried but actually, he’s back on the streets since they don’t have any idea where he is. (Catch and release.)

    David for points for trying

  8. paul on June 9th, 2019 8:10 am

    That draino can says it all.. Who would ever want that in their system? I just don’t get it..

  9. Willis on June 9th, 2019 7:12 am

    Read again Willie
    They don’t have a clue where he is but would like for someone to tell them.

  10. Williwonka on June 9th, 2019 6:15 am

    Good job ECSD!!! Another meth head off the streets, at least for now.





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