Felon in Prison Pleads Guilty to Possessing Heroin
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri
St. Louis, MO – Lywayne Marquis Scott, 35, of St. Louis, pled guilty to two counts – one count of felon in possession of a firearm and one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin. He appeared in federal court on Wednesday afternoon before U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey.
According to court documents, prior to October 20, 1016, members of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department were informed that Scott was in possession of an AK-47 type firearm while occupying a vacant house on Bacon. After officers executed a search warrant, Scott was present in the house and found on the table was a loaded ROMARM SA/Cugir, WASR-10 semi-automatic firearm (a AK-47 type) and other firearms. He admitted possessing that firearm.
On September 25, 2017, Scott was incarcerated in the Jennings jail for the above conduct. During the guards’ investigation of an inmate using a contraband cell phone in the yard of the facility, a search of Scott’s pants revealed a golf ball size amount of white powder which fell to the ground. The white powder was analyzed and found to be 20 grams of heroin.
Scott faces up to 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine or both on the felon in possession of a firearm count and faces not more than 20 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine or both on possession with intent to distribute heroin. Sentencing has been set for November 14, 2018. In determining the actual sentences, a Judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.
This case was investigated by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. United States Attorney Tom Mehan is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Updated August 16, 2018