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Man in heroin bust pleads to gun crime

August 22, 2018

HUNTINGTON - A Huntington man who was arrested as part of a Project Huntington raid pleaded guilty Monday to a federal gun charge, according to U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart.

Jordan Rashaun Jeter, 27, entered his guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Jeter admitted that in the early morning hours of Feb. 11, he ran out of Rehmy’s Bar on 4th Avenue in Huntington while carrying a Taurus model PT111 G2 9mm pistol.

He also admitted that he threw the gun on the ground in front of a vehicle in the area of the 400 block of 5th Street.

A Huntington police officer saw Jeter and ordered him to get on the ground until he could secure the firearm.

In a search related to the arrest, officers located about 1.7 grams of marijuana in Jeter’s pocket.

Jeter was prohibited from possessing any firearm under federal law because of a federal 2011 conviction for distribution of 28 grams or more of crack and a 2016 conviction in Wayne County Circuit Court for attempt to deliver cocaine.

Jeter faces up to 10 years in federal prison when he is sentenced Nov. 26.

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