FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
THURSDAY - JULY 10, 2008
WILMINGTON DRUG DEALER SENTENCED TO 18 ½ YEARS IN PRISON
WILMINGTON - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that on July 8, 2008, in federal court Senior United States District Judge James C. Fox sentenced STANLEY KINTA SCOTT, 30, of Wilmington, North Carolina, to 222 months’ imprisonment and five years supervised release following his term of confinement.
A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on May 2, 2007. On March 24, 2008, SCOTT pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine base (crack) and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. On September 7, 2006, Wilmington Police conducted a routine driver’s license checkpoint in which a vehicle, driven by an individual with a suspended license and active arrest warrants, was stopped. In the back seat was SCOTT. Upon searching the vehicle, officers found several bags of marijuana. When the officers requested SCOTT get out of the car, SCOTT ran. One of the officers fired a taser gun, striking SCOTT. SCOTT was apprehended and a struggle ensured. During the struggle, one of the officers heard a metallic object hit the ground and saw a firearm laying on the sidewalk. Scott broke away and again started running; however, he was captured a few yards away. A search of SCOTT revealed 4.5 grams of cocaine base and $1,240.00 in United States currency.
Mr. Holding commented, “The Wilmington Police Department should be commended. The extra effort in setting up and running a checkpoint paid off. Mr. Scott was apprehended and is now serving a significant amount of time for his crimes.”
Investigation of the case was conducted by the Wilmington Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Ethan Ontjes served as prosecutor for the government.