Krista Miller acquitted of drug raps, released from jail
Actress Krista Miller was released from jail last Friday, May 25, after being acquitted of illegal drug trading raps, a violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act (Republic Act No. 9165).
The 27-year-old Miller – whose real name is Krystalyn Bacolod Engle – provided INQUIRER.net with a photo of her Certificate of Discharge, which was signed by Chief Insp. Jundelina C. Jagunap, warden by the Valenzuela City Jail, where the actress was committed on Oct. 14, 2016.
Miller was arrested, along with a male companion, Aaron Medina, on Sept. 30, 2016, in a buy-bust operation at a Shell gas station on General Tiburcio de Leon Street near Santolan Road in Valenzuela.
Earlier that same day, police arrested two female models – Liaa Alelin Bola and Jeramie Padoina – at a house in Project 4, Quezon City, where people in the neighborhood told authorities illegal drugs were being sold.
The models pointed to Miller as the source of their drugs.
But the judge hearing her case – Snooky Maria Ana C. Bareno-Sagayo of Branch 283 of the Valenzuela Regional Trial Court – acquitted her of the charge and ordered her release.
On the day of her release, Miller made her first Facebook post this year – her last post being on Sept. 30, 2016. The latest post simply said: “Thank you Lord!”
The next day she updated her cover photo and made another post that said: “Mommy duties.”
Miller has two kids, the first – a son named Emman – was only six months old when she was arrested.
And on the day she was jailed, she was five months pregnant with her second child – a face she confirmed in an interview with “24 Oras,” a GMA news program. /atm
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