LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A Las Vegas man made his initial court appearance Thursday for allegedly distributing methamphetamine while he was on parole for a previous offense.
Nathaniel Royal, aka “Champ,” 50, is charged with two counts of distribution of a controlled substance. U.S. Magistrate Judge Elayna J. Youchah scheduled a jury trial for November 15, 2021 before U.S. District Judge James C. Mahan.
As alleged in the indictment, on February 3 and 7, 2021, Royal distributed 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance. At the time, Royal was on parole for Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon out of California.
If convicted, Royal faces a statutory minimum penalty of ten years in prison and a statutory maximum penalty of life imprisonment and a $10,000,000 fine.
Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Chiou for the District of Nevada and Assistant Special Agent in Charge Daniel Neill for the DEA made the announcement.
This case was investigated by the DEA and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly Sokolich is prosecuting the case.
An indictment is merely an allegation. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.