Charleston man pleads guilty to drug possession

April 11, 2019

HUNTINGTON — A Charleston man pleaded guilty to a federal indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin, according to the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Michael Pittman, 38, entered a guilty plea at a hearing Wednesday, and now faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced July 29.

Pittman was arrested after Huntington police officers were dispatched to a mandown call Oct. 9, 2018, at 18th Street West and Jefferson Avenue. Pittman was lying in the middle of the road with no shirt or shoes, and he told officers he had just injected heroin. Officers located approximately 53 grams of methamphetamine and approximately 9 grams of heroin in Pittman’s truck. Pittman admitted he intended to sell the drugs.