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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Nevada
For Immediate Release
Jason M. Frierson, United States Attorney
Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Las Vegas Felon Pleads Guilty to Possession of Firearm and Possession With Intent to Distribute Heroin

LAS VEGAS – A Las Vegas resident pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Kent J. Dawson to possession with the intent to distribute heroin, and possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.

Brent Matthew Wilson (35) pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and one count of felon in possession of a firearm. Sentencing is scheduled for November 15, 2022.

According to court documents and admissions made in court by Wilson, on January 22, 2021, he possessed with the intent to distribute heroin — a Schedule I controlled substance. Approximately 62.6 gross grams of heroin was recovered along with cash, small baggies for individual packaging, and a scale. In addition to the drugs, Wilson possessed a Glock 17 handgun. Wilson has a prior felony conviction in Clark County. He is prohibited by law from possessing a firearm.

The maximum statutory penalties are 20 years in prison for the possession with intent to distribute charges, 10 years in prison for the felon in possession of a firearm charge, a term of supervised release, and a fine.

U.S. Attorney Jason M. Frierson for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Patrick Gorman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) made the announcement.

This case was investigated by the ATF and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Bianca Pucci is prosecuting the case.

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