☷Reno Felon Sentenced to Prison for Methamphetamine Drug Trafficking
Federal Bureau of Investigation ( By Press Release office)
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Reno Felon Sentenced To Prison For Methamphetamine Drug Trafficking RENO – A convicted felon was sentenced yesterday to 11 years and three months in prison for selling methamphetamine . Richard Nelson , 33 , of Reno , pleaded guilty on January 25 , 2022 to one count of distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine . In addition to imprisonment , U . S . District Judge Larry R . Hicks sentenced Nelson to five years of supervised release . According to court documents , from January 3 to March 12 , 2020 , Nelson sold methamphetamine and heroin on five occasions . The total weight of the drugs seized from Nelson over the course of the investigation was equivalent to approximately 1 , 144 grams of methamphetamine . During the execution of a search warrant at Nelson’s residence , law enforcement seized a 12 - gauge shotgun and a . 357 caliber handgun . Nelson has a prior felony conviction in Reno for Possession of a Controlled Substance , and is prohibited by law from possessing a firearm . Acting U . S . Attorney Christopher Chiou for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Spencer L . Evans for the FBI made the announcement . This case was investigated by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force , Reno Police Department , Carson City Sheriff’s Office , Douglas County Sheriff’s Office , Nevada Department of Corrections , Nevada Highway Patrol , and the Nevada Gaming Commission . Assistant U . S . Attorney Andolyn Johnson prosecuted the case . ###
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