COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - An Irmo man has been sentenced to 19 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to narcotics and firearms charges.
Steve Hattar, 57, pleaded guilty to possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime charges.
According to court records, on Oct. 31, 2019, officers with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department pulled over a car Hattar was driving. During a search, they found suspected methamphetamine, heroin, and other narcotics, as well as three firearms and ammunition.
Later that day, law enforcement searched Hattar’s hotel room and found more meth and other narcotics. Further investigation revealed Hattar had trafficked some 43 kilograms of meth and one kilogram of heroin in the six months prior to the traffic stop.
He had also previously served a significant sentence for a federal drug crime in another state.
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.
Assistant United States Attorney Katherine Flynn prosecuted the case.