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Lumberton officer arrested, suspended

Posted September 28, 2011

— A Lumberton police officer has been suspended without pay following his arrest Monday on drug and theft charges, authorities said Wednesday.

The State Bureau of Investigation charged Matthew Albert Miller with two counts each of embezzlement of property received by virtue of office or employment and trafficking in a Schedule II controlled substance by possession and one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.

No details about his arrest were available.

Miller has worked with the Lumberton Police Department since July 2009.


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  • oceancandle Sep 28, 2011

    He's 24...almost fresh out of BLET training. Gotta be 21 to be a cop, correct?

  • bombayrunner Sep 28, 2011

    pangb007 ... SO TRUE!

    Many of the kids that were poked fun at are now cops too. This doesn't surprise me. There are so few 'good' cops.

  • TeenDAD Sep 28, 2011

    Many of the dumbest kids I knew in high school are now police officers. Astonishing who they'll let in these days. No way I would trust them to make any rational decisions.

  • airbornemonty Sep 28, 2011

    This young man holding a good job and just like that, he throws an assured retirement job away.

    Thousands of unemployed people in North Carolina would give anything to have the job this boy and I call him a boy just threw away, I know that I would have.

    He probably still doesn't understand what he did. what a pity.

  • working for deadbeats Sep 28, 2011

    They shouldn't be recruiting in middle schools. Those applicants just aren't old enough.

  • Rebelyell55 Sep 28, 2011

    Man, how old is this kid? A police officer? lol. He'll not see no time in prison. However, I do hope he is not given a job of public responsibility in the future.

  • technetium9 Sep 28, 2011

    Karma hits you hard bro

  • BBWAFRICANWOMAN Sep 28, 2011

    Looks like KARMA got this man! Hope the wolves eat him up in prison.

  • jamar32806 Sep 28, 2011

    Law enforcement is crooked too!

  • robbyh Sep 28, 2011

    They see all the older ones above them doing it and they want a pc. of the pie too.