Jefferson City man charged with supplying stepson with methamphetamine

A Jefferson City man is facing felony charges for allegedly supplying his teenage stepson with methamphetamine for more than a year.

Jerad Miller, 39, was charged Sunday with delivery of a controlled substance to someone under 17 years of age and endangering the welfare of a child.

Court record state Miller and his 15-year-old stepson were in a vehicle that was stopped in the 200 block of Ventura Avenue early Saturday morning.  Deputies say they found 14 grams of marijuana in the car and that the 15-year-old was in possession of methamphetamine.  The teen was taken into custody.

During an interview, the teen said the methamphetamine had been given to him by Miller and that he and Miller had been using methamphetamine together since November of 2020. 

A warrant had been issued for Miller’s arrest, with bond set at $75,000.  A judge deemed Miller a flight risk and a danger to the community.  He is to have no contact with his stepson.

In a separate case, Miller was also charged on Monday with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He’s scheduled to be arraigned February 15 on those charges.