Vandalia man gets 64 months in federal court

Wade Garrett McWhorter, 26, of Vandalia, last Wednesday was sentenced to 64 months’ imprisonment for distributing methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of a firearm, United States Attorney, Steven D. Weinhoeft announced last week.
Court documents established that McWhorter, who pleaded guilty in August 2019, was a felon who possessed and sold three firearms, one of which was stolen, and distributed methamphetamine on multiple occasions.
The offenses occurred in Bond, Clinton and Fayette counties, Weinhoeft said.
McWhorter has been in custody since his arrest on March 5, 2019.
A federal grand jury charged McWhorter and Aeron Michael Davis in the same indictment.
In November, a federal judge sentenced Davis to 50 months’ imprisonment for his involvement in one of the methamphetamine sales and one of the firearm sales.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation leading to the charges against McWhorter and Davis.
According to online records, McWhorter was charged with four counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon and four counts of distribution of methamphetamine.
He was sentenced on three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm and three counts of methamphetamine distribution.
He also was given a special assessment fine of $600, according to online records.

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