UPDATE: Man Sentented to Five Years in Federal Prison

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UPDATE 9/3/2014 12:00 PM

A Vienna man is sentenced federally after bringing drugs into the Valley from Detroit.

Five years in federal prison for Robert Bates-Porter.

He previously pleaded guilty to having heroin and a pistol in November of 2013.

Investigators say they watched Bates-Porter sell heroin on different occasions and then in his house in Vienna they found around 100 grams of heroin and a gun he was not allowed to have.

He was previously convicted in Detroit.

UPDATE 5/21/2014 5:15 PM

A Vienna man pleaded guilty to a federal firearms charge.

Last November Vienna police found two guns and $40,000 worth of heroin at his 29th Street home.

Wednesday 26-year-old Robert Porter pleaded guilty to having a gun connected to a drug arrest.

He faces up to 5 years in prison.

Sentencing is set for September.

Two men face drug charges in Vienna.

The Parkersburg Violent Crimes and Narcotics Task Force arrested Robert Bates-Porter and Trice Daniell after investigators say they found about $40,000 worth of heroin between the two.

The task force says they had been tracking Bates-Porter and Daniell for several months.

They both remain in jail.

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