Monday, June 28, 2021

St. Albans Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Drug Crime

 HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Antoine Louis, 37, of St. Albans, was sentenced today to 100 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin, and eight months in prison, to run consecutively, for violating his supervised release from a previous federal drug conviction. 

According to court documents and statements made in court, Louis was stopped by law enforcement in St. Albans on October 19, 2020. A police K-9 alerted to the presence of controlled substances and Louis admitted to officers that he had hidden controlled substances on his person.  Louis also gave his consent for law enforcement officers to search his residence. During the search of Louis’ home, law enforcement officers located two firearms, six rounds of ammunition, approximately 27.1 grams of methamphetamine and approximately 47.3 grams of heroin.  At that time, Louis was on supervised release for a previous federal drug conviction.   Louis also admitted that on October 6, 2020, he sold over five grams of heroin to a confidential informant that was working with law enforcement.  

Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the hearing.  Assistant United States Attorney L. Alexander Hamner handled the prosecution.

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