Parkersburg man sentenced on drug charge

PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg man was sentenced Wednesday to two years in federal prison for a drug charge, United States Attorney Mike Stuart said.

Nathaniel Pittman, 27, had pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine.

On July 7, 2016, the Wood County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop of Pittman’s vehicle and seized heroin and cocaine. Pittman admitted that he possessed the drugs found in his vehicle and that he intended to sell the narcotics, officials said.

Lab testing confirmed that the drugs law enforcement recovered were over 80 grams of heroin and over 90 grams of cocaine, Stuart said.

Stuart commended the investigative efforts of the sheriff’s office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

“The citizens of Parkersburg are some of the finest folks in West Virginia,” Stuart said. “We won’t tolerate drug dealers in Parkersburg or anywhere in this district, and we will continue working to keep them off the streets and locked up for their crimes.”

Assistant United States Attorney John Frail handled the prosecution. United States District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin imposed the sentence.