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Items seized in police search returned to Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller

Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller leaves the county courthouse in Bellefonte on Saturday.
Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller leaves the county courthouse in Bellefonte on Saturday. CDT photo

Items seized by police in a search of District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller’s office last month have been returned, according to a letter from one of her attorneys to Centre County court officials.

“The Office of Attorney General has taken custody of all the property from the Bellefonte Police Department ... and agents immediately returned that property to DA Parks Miller,” attorney Bruce Castor Jr. wrote in a letter to acting Court Administrator Barb Gallo on Thursday.

Bellefonte police officers executed a search warrant on the evening of Jan. 24 after forgery allegations against Parks Miller were made public at a county commissioners meeting earlier that week.

Police took a laptop, a flash drive, an iPad and a cellphone, all county-owned items, according to the search warrant.

Castor filed a petition with Centre County Court Jan. 26 questioning the legality of the search and requesting the items be sent back to the district attorney. Castor withdrew that motion after the items were returned Thursday.

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