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Federal Inmate and Girlfriend Sentenced

Inmate Larry Scott Intentionally Possessed Marijuana,
his girlfriend Peggy Evans provided contraband to a federal inmate at USP Lee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 7, 2013

United States Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy announced today that a federal inmate currently serving a prison sentence at United States Penitentiary Lee has been sentenced to serve additional federal time after he was involved in possession of contraband, marijuana.  In addition, his girlfriend was also sentenced to serve federal time after she was involved in providing the marijuana to a federal inmate.

Larry Scott, 33, was sentenced in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon on June 6, 2013, for possession of contraband (marijuana). 

Scott, who was sentenced on June 25, 2003 to 154 months of incarceration by the Northern District of Alabama for bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, was sentenced to serve an additional 60 months of federal incarceration following his most recent conviction.

Peggy Evans was sentenced to time served and four months of home confinement following her guilty plea for providing a federal inmate with contraband, specifically marijuana. 

According to evidence provided by Special United States Attorney Debbie Stevens, on July 30, 2011, Scott was found to be in possession of marijuana after a visit with his girlfriend, Peggy Evans. 

The investigation was handled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Special Investigative Unit of the Bureau of Prisons.  Special Assistant United States Attorney Debbie Stevens prosecuted the cases for the United States.

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