Wise County man sentenced to 10 years on meth charge

Daniel Shane Carter
Daniel Shane Carter

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — A Wise County man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison drug and gun charges.

Daniel Shane Carter, 37, of Wise, pleaded guilty last year to possessing more than 50 grams of meth with the intent to distribute, and felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court records, Carter and another person picked up 84 grams of meth from a Kingsport, Tennessee, motel room and brought it back to southwestern Virginia. What he didn’t know at the time was the person traveling with him was a police informant.

He was also carrying a 9 mm pistol and 20 rounds of ammunition when he was arrested.