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Houma Man Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JARRETT SCURTO, age 36, a resident of Houma, Louisiana, was sentenced on January 25, 2024 to 210 months imprisonment, five (5) years of supervised release, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans. SCURTO previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute fifty (50) grams or more of methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A).

According to court documents, on April 28, 2021, SCURTO, a known methamphetamine distributor in Terrebonne Parish, was stopped by law enforcement while traveling on Louisiana Highway 182. A subsequent search of SCURTO’s vehicle revealed the presence of 58 grams of pure methamphetamine hidden in his trunk.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Terrebonne Parish Sherriff’s Office. The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney J. Benjamin Myers of the Financial Crimes Unit.

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Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney's Officem Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated January 29, 2024

Topic
Drug Trafficking