Former Miller County deputy faces meth charge

A Miller County sheriff’s deputy was arrested Wednesday night with felony possession of methamphetamine after he was involved in an automobile accident earlier in the day.

Paul Emmett Hill, 29, Rocky Mount, was involved in a traffic accident Wednesday on Hays Road, about a half-mile from Missouri 52 near Eldon, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The Highway Patrol investigated the accident and discovered a suspicious backpack during the investigation. A search warrant was obtained on Hill’s black and gray backpack.

Inside the backpack, the trooper found a small green bag, containing a methamphetamine pipe and residue from the drug. Also in the bag was a small plastic bag containing a small amount of white power that field-tested positive for methamphetamine. In another compartment of the bag, the officer found another small plastic bag that tested positive for methamphetamine.

The trooper arrested Hill at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday.

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