DOJ Seal

Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of West Virginia

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, July 27, 2022
William J. Ihlenfeld, II
, United States Attorney

Michigan Man Sentenced to More Than 12 Years for Drug and Firearms Charge

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Alante Martel Nelson, of Detroit, Michigan, was sentenced today to 151 months of incarceration for drug and firearms charges, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Nelson, 29, pleaded guilty in February 2022 to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin” and one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Nelson admitted to having heroin in August 2020 in Monongalia County. Nelson, a person prohibited from having firearms because of a prior conviction, also admitted to having a .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher L. Bauer prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Morgantown Police Department investigated.

Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.


Louisville Field Division