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Krista Miller acquitted of drug raps, released from jail

/ 05:46 PM May 28, 2018
Krista Miller

Krista Miller (File photo by HOTARU NIITSU/INQUIRER.net)

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.

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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.

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The models pointed to Miller as the source of their drugs.

READ: Krista Miller nabbed in drug buy-bust

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

READ: IN THE KNOW: Krista Miller

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