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Walt Disney's grandson faces drug, weapons charges [Updated]

December 31, 2009 |  8:07 am


Prosecutors will arraign a grandson of Walt Disney today on 20 felony counts of possessing illegal weapons and drugs.

Patrick Disney Miller, 42, was taken into custody about 5:30 a.m. at his home in Woodland Hills earlier this month after the Los Angeles Police Department executed a search warrant.

[Updated at 7:27 p.m.: Miller pleaded not guilty to 19 felony drug and gun charges; one charge was dropped. He was ordered held in custody on $550,000 bail after his arraignment in Van Nuys Superior Court.]

Miller was booked at the LAPD’s jail in Van Nuys for investigation of possession of a firearm by a felon and selling ammunition or reloaded ammunition for a handgun.

Los Angeles County prosecutors added additional counts when they charged him

Neither he nor his attorney could be reached for comment. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Van Nuys Superior Court.

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Walt Disney's grandson Patrick Disney Miller, 42, second from left, with unidentified attorney, is taken into custody by sheriff's deputies after a judge ordered his bail increased to $550,000 at his arraignment in Van Nuys Superior Court. Credit: Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times