Convicted drug dealer gets federal prison time

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A tough sentence for a drug dealer who crossed the line several times even while out on bond.

On Thursday, 40-year-old Michael David Miranda of Garland was sentenced to 25-years in prison by U.S. District Judge Sean D. Jordan.

Miranda pleaded guilty July 7, 2020, to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin resulting in death and serious bodily injury.

According to court documents, Miranda visited a hospital in January 2019, where a drug client had been admitted for an overdose.  Miranda injected heroin into the woman’s IV, sending her into another overdose, the records say.  The hospital staff was able to save her.

Miranda was arrested, but while on bond, prosecutors say he sold more heroin and methamphetamines to Brett Binion of Denton.  The lethal cocktail of meth, heroin and methadone killed Binion, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner ruled.​

Miranda was later caught when he attempted to sell drugs to an undercover informant.