RENO, Nev. — Martane H. Wade, 39, of Las Vegas, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Miranda M. Du to ten years in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute 500 or more grams of methamphetamine and for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada and Assistant Special Agent in Charge Daniel Neill of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Wade, a five-time convicted felon, pleaded guilty in August 2019 to one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 or more grams of methamphetamine and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service following today’s sentencing hearing.
According to court documents, on May 3, 2018, law enforcement attempted to conduct a traffic stop of the vehicle Wade was driving. Wade attempted to escape by driving off, but was unsuccessful. He and a passenger were taken into custody.
During the execution of a search warrant, law enforcement found approximately two pounds of crystal methamphetamine in a purse inside the vehicle. Further, in a search of an apartment for Wade and the passenger, law enforcement found heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, packing materials, scales, a money counter, and two firearms: a Walther PPK 9mm semi-automatic pistol and a Colt .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol. Wade has prior felony convictions in Nevada and California, including possession with intent to sell cocaine, possession with intent to sell methamphetamine, trafficking in cocaine, and prohibited person in possession of a firearm.
The charges resulted from an investigation by the DEA.