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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Felon in Prison Sentenced for Possessing Heroin

St. Louis, MO – Lywayne Marquis Scott, 35, of St. Louis, was sentenced to 60 months in prison for felon in possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute heroin.

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 pled guilty in August 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 today before U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey. 

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.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
Updated January 9, 2019