A scion of the Walt Disney family has been charged with multiple counts of illegal firearms possession and drug possession, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office announced late Wednesday afternoon. Patrick Disney Miller, 42, will be arraigned Thursday in Van Nuys Superior Court.
Miller, a convicted felon, had originally been charged with a single count of illegal possession of ammunition as the result of a Dec. 9 pre-dawn raid on his Woodland Hills home.
“Today,” the D.A.’s announcement said, “prosecutors amended the original complaint to add 19 felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, one count of possession of an illegal assault weapon and three counts of possession of a controlled substance with a firearm. Prosecutors will ask that bail be raised from $35,000, which Miller earlier posted, to $785,000.”
Walt's troubled grandson had earned his first felony following a 2005 drug bust in Fresno. The LAPD's December 9 search netted 13 handguns, a rifle, an outlawed assault rifle plus unspecified drugs. After that arrest, Miller was released on $70,000 bond.
He now faces more than eight years in state prison if convicted on all charges.