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Sheriff: Couple stole more than $25,000 worth of property to feed drug habit

Daniel Miller, 33 (left) and his wife Karen Miller, 33 (Source: STPSO) Daniel Miller, 33 (left) and his wife Karen Miller, 33 (Source: STPSO)
COVINGTON, LA (WVUE) -

Detectives tied a couple in the Covington area to burglaries and thefts of more than $25,000 worth of property to feed their heroin addiction, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.

A residential burglary was reported on Jan. 29 in a subdivision off of Hwy. 1085 in Covington. Jewelry and electronics stolen during that alleged burglary turned up at pawn shops in Jefferson Orleans and St. Tammany parishes.

The items led investigators to Daniel Miller, 33, and Karen Miller, 33. Officers say the Millers are responsible for stealing lawn equipment and sporting good from carports and sheds in the recent months.

Authorities also connected the suspects to a residential burglary where firearms and jewelry were taken from an Abita Springs home.

Daniel Miller was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges:

  • 2 counts LRS 14:62.2, simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling
  • 3 counts LRS 14:67.15, theft of a firearm
  • 1 count LRS 14:67.10, theft of goods
  • 1 count LRS 27-14:67.10, attempted theft of goods
  • 2 counts LRS 14:62, simple burglary
  • 3 counts LRS 14:67.B.4, theft under $750

His wife, Karen Miller, was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges:

  • 2 counts LRS 14:62, simple burglary
  • 1 count LRS 14:67.B.4, theft under $750

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