Press release from Quentin Miller for Sheriff:
Quentin Miller, the Democratic candidate for Buncombe County Sheriff, is speaking out about his position on medical marijuana.
“If people are suffering because of cancer or other medical conditions and can be helped by the use of marijuana after consulting with a doctor, I believe they should have access to this method of pain treatment,” says Miller.
“It is important that people realize that the sheriff does not write laws, but I can and will publicly advocate for medical marijuana if I’m elected. Across our country, 30 states and D.C. have laws in place that allow adults to responsibly use marijuana if approved by a doctor. It’s time for us to take this step forward in North Carolina.”
Miller was born and raised in Asheville and graduated from Asheville High School in 1981. After that, he joined the U.S. Army for 11 years, where he served as a Military Policeman. While stationed at Fort Bragg in 1985, Quentin met Army Specialist Karen Sconiers, to whom he has been married for 32 years. They have six children and now enjoy spending time with their nine grandchildren. Quentin and Karen have also fostered more than 100 children in their home since 2005.
Miller has served at the Asheville Police Department since 1994 and obtained the rank of Sergeant. He is a highly decorated officer and served as a member of the Asheville Police Department’s original community policing unit, “PACT,” where he received Officer of the Year and the Overall Regional Award for initiating a street ministry and midnight basketball program for at-risk youth. He also led a job training program for unemployed community members and ran a summer camp for at-risk youth for nearly a decade.