Traffic Stop of Drug Dealer/Felon Leads to 10-year Sentence
Las Vegas, Nev. – A Las Vegas man with two prior felony convictions has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison and three years of supervised release for his guilty pleas to drug trafficking and handgun charges, announced U.S. Attorney Greg Brower of the District of Nevada.
Alxavier Woods, 33, of Las Vegas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge McKibben on July 28, 2009. He pleaded guilty on March 18, 2009, to felon in possession of a firearm, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of crack cocaine.
Woods was pulled over by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officers on December 22, 2007, at 11:30 p.m. for speeding and running a stop sign. Officers noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle and observed an open bottle of Cognac liquor and marijuana paraphernalia in plain view in the front seat area. Woods gave the officers consent to search the vehicle, and they found a .45 caliber handgun and several plastic baggies containing cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana in the front seat armrest of the vehicle. Woods admitted to the officers that he was a drug dealer and told them he was trying to raise money for his kids for Christmas.
Woods has several prior felony convictions in Clark County, Nevada, for Grand Larceny Auto, Accessory To Robbery with Use of a Deadly Weapon, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
The case was investigated by the Southern Nevada Project Safe Neighborhoods Task Force and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul S. Padda.