Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller’s political consultant indicted on charges of theft, bribery in hemp license scheme

Attorneys for Smith said he has not broken any laws. Miller, who is seeking reelection and facing a competitive primary, said Tuesday evening he’s “not ready to throw [Smith] under the bus” and believes the indictment was politically motivated.

Todd Smith and others are accused of soliciting up to $150,000 to get an “exclusive” hemp license from the Texas Department of Agriculture.