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Press Release

Detroit Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Crime

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Jamaile Huey, 42, of Detroit, Michigan pleaded guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm.  A federal grand jury indicted him on the charge in February 2021.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on or about January 8, 2021, members of the Huntington Police Department SWAT Team executed a search warrant for the person of Jamaile Huey at an apartment on Bridge Street in Huntington. During the execution of the warrant, Huey was located in the residence and placed into custody and another individual was located and detained. While the SWAT Team was conducting a protective sweep of the residence, a small quantity of a green leafy vegetation was located on a nightstand in plain view in the bedroom where Huey was observed coming from.  After Huey was secured, officers observed that he did not have any clothing on the bottom half of his body. Huey requested from officers a black pair of pants. One of the officers located a pair of black pants in the bedroom Huey was observed coming from and searched them prior to giving them to Huey. Inside of one of the pants pockets, officers located a plastic baggy containing suspected narcotics.   An additional search warrant was then obtained for the residence due to the suspected marijuana that was observed in plain view and the suspected narcotics that had been in Huey’s pants. During the search of the residence, a loaded Glock, model 17, 9mm pistol, serial number BFYY530 was located in the nightstand in the room that Huey had been observed coming from when apprehended by the SWAT team. A loaded high-capacity magazine for the Glock pistol was also located in the same room.  While in the room where the firearm was located, investigators also observed that the items in the room matched the background of a photograph of Huey that had been provided by a confidential informant. The located firearm and magazine also matched the firearm that Huey possessed in the photograph.

Huey faces up to 10 years in prison when sentenced on July 12, 2021.

The Huntington Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) conducted the investigation.   United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the hearing.  Assistant United States Attorney Greg McVey is handling the prosecution.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:21-cr-00030.


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Updated April 12, 2021

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