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FRIDAY - May 20, 2011

ILLEGAL DRUG RING CONSPIRATOR SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON

NEW BERN - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court today Chief United State District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced JEFFREY WAYNE SCOTT, 30, of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina to 87 months’ imprisonment followed by five years’ supervised release. The Court also imposed a fine of $3,000.00.

A Federal Grand Jury returned a Superseding Criminal Indictment on January 26, 2011. On February 25, 2011, SCOTT pled guilty to conspiring to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and a quantity of marijuana.

According to information received during the investigation, law enforcement learned that co-defendants William Bottoms II, and Michael Carroll, who worked together at Supreme Audio in Roanoke Rapids, were involved in a drug distribution conspiracy. They would obtain kilogram quantities of drugs from Texas and, needing a safe place to store the drugs, asked SCOTT, a friend and co-worker. It was learned that on five separate occasions, from the summer of 2006 through December, 2006, SCOTT stored large amounts of cocaine and/or marijuana in a shed located behind his residence. SCOTT became more involved in the conspiracy, learning how to weigh and repackage the drugs and also delivered drugs on occasion.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office. Special Assistant United States Attorney Glenn Perry was the assigned Prosecutor.Mr. Perry is a prosecutor with the Pitt County District Attorney’s Office.District Attorney Clark Everett has assigned him to the United States Attorney’s Office to prosecute federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force criminal matters.This has been made possible by a grant funded by the Governor’s Crime Commission.

 

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