YARMOUTH, Mass. (UPI) — Authorities in Massachusetts said an elderly man encountered in the search for a drug trafficking suspect turned out to be the 31-year-old man in a “realistic disguise.”
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts said law enforcement officers surrounded a South Yarmouth home Aug. 18 where drug trafficking suspect Shaun Miller, 31, of Hyannis, was believed to be staying.
Officers ordered Miller out of the home, but only an “elderly man” walked outside to talk to police.
“Upon further investigation, officers determined that the ‘elderly man’ was in fact, Miller, and at that point, officers pulled off Miller’s realistic disguise and placed him under arrest,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Police said two loaded weapons about nearly $30,000 in cash turned up during a search of the house.
Muiller was charged in an April 2016 indictment with possession of heroin with intent to distribute alongside co-defendants including Denzel Chisholm and Brooke Cottel.