Muncie’s NAACP chapter president faces drug charges
MUNCIE, Ind. (April 23, 2015)– The president of Muncie’s National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter was arrested for dealing cocaine.
The Delaware County sheriff’s office says they have audio and video evidence that Timothy Miles sold cocaine to a confidential informant. Police arrested him Wednesday after the third alleged sale.
“We aren’t going to give him prejudice because of his title or or his status in the community. We are going to treat him just like we would treat anyone else,” said Cpl. Jeff Stanley, Delaware County Sheriffs Drug Unit.
Miles also served as the assistant director of transportation for Muncie Indiana Transit Systems (MITS).The general manager of MITS confirms that Miles worked at the company for over 20 years.He has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.However, it’s MITS’ policy to terminate an employee if they are found guilty of a felony.
“We actually made three controlled buys off Mr. Miles and all three buys were while he was working in his MITS vehicle,” said Cpl. Stanley.
Police say Miles was also wearing his work badge and clothing during the drug transactions.
We stopped by Miles’ home, but he closed the door on us.
“I gave her the cocaine. I did not take any money, I am a user, not a dealer,” Miles said after his arrest, according to court documents.
Miles allegedly asked one of the undercover officers for ‘sexual favors’ in exchange for the drugs.Court documents say he sold cocaine in a local park with children nearby.
“In lieu of monetary payment for the drugs he was actually requesting sexual activity or sexual favors,” said Cpl. Stanley.
Miles told officers he sold drugs to help cover the cost of his child support payments.
He faces three charges of dealing cocaine.