Four facing cocaine dealing, possession charges

March 1, 2019

DIXON – Four people, including the father of the Dixon High School shooter, were arrested Wednesday in an ongoing drug investigation.

Dixon police said Thursday that they searched a home in the 200 block of East Everett Street, then arrested:

• Matthew A. Milby Sr., 48, of Dixon, around 7:15 p.m. in the 500 block of West First Street. He is charged with possession of cocaine, which carries 1 to 3 years in prison. Bond was set at $10,000.

His son, Matthew A. Milby Jr., 20, brought a 9mm semi-automatic rifle to the school on May 16 and opened fire near the gym filled with about 180 students practicing for graduation.

Milby Sr. also was charged Dec. 31 in Lee County Court with dealing methamphetamine near a protected site, punishable by 6 to 30 years, dealing more than 5 but less than 15 grams of meth, which carries 4 to 15 years, possession of that amount of meth, punishable by 3 to 7 years, two counts of resisting an officer, which carries 1 to 3 years, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

He he pleaded not guilty Jan. 2, was freed Jan. 4 after posting $500 of his $5,000 bond, and he has an April 4 pretrial conference in that case.

• James T. Griffin, 41, around 7 p.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of Crawford Avenue. Griffin is charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine within 500 feet of a church, punishable by 6 to 30 years, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, which carries 4 to 15 years, and possession of cocaine.

His bond is $75,000.

• Ronald A. Huggins, 41, of Ohio, and Sara R. Wallace, 37, of Dixon, were arrested at the Everett Street home around 7 p.m. and charged with possession of cocaine. They were released on $10,000 recognizance bonds.

All have preliminary hearings March 13.