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NPC Judge Released Four-Time Felon Twice in two Weeks for Drug Charges

LEWISTON – On September 23, the Lewiston Police Department arrested 24-year-old Christian T Sehorn-Miller of Oregon for possession of fentanyl and possession of methamphetamine.


Idaho Probation and Parole was searching a residence when they located the drugs allegedly in Mr. Sehorn-Miller’s possession. During the case filing, the Nez Perce County Prosecutor’s Office learned Mr. Sehorn-Miller was a four-time prior felon for Burglary, Theft 1st Degree Aggravated, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle (all from Oregon).

The Nez Perce County Prosecutor’s Office believed Mr. Sehorn-Miller to be a risk to the community and requested a $25,000 bond in court. Magistrate Judge Michelle Evans ordered Mr. Sehorn-Miller released back into the community on his own recognizance with standard pretrial conditions such as not committing any other crimes. Mr. Sehorn-Miller was already on Felony Probation for prior charges at that time.

Last night, the Lewiston Police Department stopped a 2007 Chevy Blazer for not having a front license plate. During the course of their investigation, a drug K9 arrived on the scene and alerted the vehicle. Allegedly, four fentanyl pills were located in the pocket of Mr. Sehorn-Miller. He was taken into custody, again, for Possession of a Controlled Substance-Fentanyl.

In court today, the Nez Perce County Prosecutor’s Office still believed Mr. Sehorn-Miller to be a risk to our community and likely to re-offend. We believe fentanyl presents a significant risk to our community. The Prosecutor’s Office requested a $25,000 bond again due to the criminal history, recent new charges, and Mr. Sehorn-Miller being on Felony Probation through Oregon already.

Magistrate Judge Sunil Ramalingam ordered Mr. Sehorn-Miller released on his own
recognizance for the second time in two weeks. Mr. Sehorn-Miller will be back in our
community later today due to the Judges releasing him without requiring bail.

“The main goals of bonds are to ensure the defendant will come back to court to face their charges and keep the community safe from reoffenders,” said Prosecutor Justin Coleman. “The low bonds and failure to protect the community is a concern of the Prosecutor’s Office. We will continue to make arguments to the Judges deciding on bond conditions in the best interest of our community. Law Enforcement is using valuable resources addressing reoffenders being let back into our community and it is time the public starts to take notice.”


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