Huntington Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Methamphetamine Charge
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington man who was arrested after postal inspectors seized a large quantity of methamphetamine in the mail, pled guilty today, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Stewart Longworth Jordan III, 27, pled guilty to attempted possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.
“Postal Inspectors play a critical role in our drug enforcement efforts,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. “In this one instance, USPS intercepted more than two pounds of meth on its way to Jordan, which he intended to sell. Just because it fits doesn’t mean it’s legal to ship.”
On November 9, 2018, an inspector with the United States Postal Inspection Service located a package in the Huntington post office which had been mailed from Nevada and which was found to contain over 2 pounds of methamphetamine. Inspectors subsequently delivered the package to a residence in Huntington and Jordan arrived at the residence to collect the package. Jordan was arrested and admitted in court that he intended to sell the methamphetamine.
Jordan faces 5 to 40 years in prison when sentenced on June 16, 2020.
The United States Postal Inspection Service and the West Virginia State Police – Violent Crime and Drug Task Force West conducted the investigation. United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams is handling the prosecution.