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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

Friday, November 15, 2013

Zwolle Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison For Firearm Possession Charge

SHREVEPORT, La. –United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced thatScott William Wood, 31, of Zwolle, La., was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Maurice S. Hicks, to 10 years in federal prison and three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  Woods pleaded guilty on July 29, 2013.
According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, members of the U.S. Marshal’s Service Task Force arrested Woods and three others at a casino hotel in Shreveport on June 20, 2012. During his arrest, agents discovered methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, two handguns, ammunition, and body armor in the hotel room.  Wood admitted to bringing the guns into the hotel.  The defendant has previously been convicted on drug possession and drug distribution charges.

The Louisiana State Police, U.S. Marshal’s Service Task Force, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth D. Reeg prosecuted the case.

Updated January 26, 2015