Vienna man arrested on drug, gun charges

Published: Feb. 15, 2021 at 5:21 PM EST
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VIENNA, W.Va. (WTAP) - A Vienna man is facing drug and gun charges after being pulled over by police early Monday morning.

According to a news release, Vienna Police stopped Nathan Shelton, 38, in the 400 block of 55th Street for running a stop sign just after midnight Monday.

Authorities said K-9 Ronin indicated the possible presence of contraband inside the car. When officers searched the car, they found what they believed to be heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana. Police also found a gun and an unspecified amount of cash.

Shelton was charged with possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. Police said he was not allowed to have a gun because of a previous felony conviction.

Shelton was given a $150,000 bond during his arraignment in Wood County Magistrate Court.

Police said he could face one to five years in prison for the drug charge and up to five years in prison for the gun charge.

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