YARMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS – Shaun Miller, 31, was arrested for alleged heroin trafficking after police tracked him to a house, where he was in disguise, the Justice Department said, adding he had been on the run since April.
A 31-year-old fugitive wearing a disguise to look like an elderly man was found at a Massachusetts home, authorities said.
Police went to a house on Cape Cod on Thursday looking for Shaun Miller, who had been a fugitive since April when he and several others were indicted on heroin distribution charges.
When officers ordered a man inside to come outside, an elderly-man emerged who did not initially match Miller’s description, police said.
But once officers realized the man was Miller, they pulled off his ‘realistic disguise’ and placed him under arrest, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Nearly $30,000 in cash and two loaded guns hidden in a laundry basket were found inside the home.
Miller, who is from Hyannis and is also known as Shizz Miller, is being held pending a detention hearing on August 31 in federal court.
The Yarmouth Police Department said Miller is one of 12 who have been indicted on firearms and drug trafficking charges.
He is indicted on a charge of possession of heroin with the intent to distribute as part of a larger criminal complaint into the Nauti street gang, according to police.
His attorney said his client denies involvement and will plead not guilty, according to CNN.