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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 8, 2016

Sandwich shop operator sentenced to Federal prison for heroin crime

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Milton man who possessed heroin at his Huntington restaurant in 2015 was sentenced today to a year and a day in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Jumol Wayne Scott, 37, previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin.

On March 28, 2015, law enforcement executed a search warrant at The Sandwich Joint, which was operated by Scott in Huntington. During the search, agents located Scott in the restaurant and also seized approximately 280 grams of heroin, along with materials used to prepare heroin for distribution. Scott admitted that he distributed heroin to a confidential informant at his restaurant on multiple occasions in 2015 and intended to distribute the heroin seized by agents. 

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams handled the prosecution. Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence. 

This prosecution is part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs and heroin. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers and heroin in communities across the Southern District. 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 8, 2016