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Todd County, Kentucky Resident Guilty Of Possession And Distribution Of Methamphetamine And Possession Of A Firearm During A Drug Trafficking Crime

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Kentucky

Defendant admitted to receiving 67 pounds of crystal meth (with an estimated street value of $3 million) in California and shipping the drug to his Todd County home

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Todd County, Kentucky resident pleaded guilty this week in U.S. District Court before District Judge Greg Stivers to multiple charges associated with possession and distribution of methamphetamine announced U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

Scott Windell Harris, age 45, living in Allensville, admitted to purchasing 67 pounds of crystal meth during approximately nine trips to California, then shipping the schedule II controlled substance to a residence off Russellville Road in Todd County. Further, Harris admitted to carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime and possession of a firearm and ammunition by an unlawful user of and an addict of a controlled substance.

According to the plea agreement, law enforcement officials became aware of Harris’ criminal conduct in February 2015, when a package was intercepted at the Louisville hub of UPS. A search warrant executed on the package revealed a large quantity of suspected methamphetamine being shipped from California to Todd County.  State and federal law enforcement officials conducted a controlled delivery of the package, that contained approximately 18 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, and observed Harris taking possession of the package and placing it inside a black van.

Further, Harris admitted to making five trips to California, where he received a total of 67 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of approximately $3 million, and shipped the meth to his residence in Allensville, Kentucky.

Harris admitted to possession of a loaded Kel-Tec CNC Industries, Model P3AT, .380 caliber pistol with seven rounds of .380 ammunition, that was found in the van’s glove box.  Harris further admitted to being an unlawful user of, and addicted to, methamphetamine.

Harris faces a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison, a maximum potential sentence of life in prison, a combined maximum fine of $20,5000,000 and a period of supervised release of at least five years and up to any number of years, including life.

Sentencing is scheduled before Judge Stivers, in Bowling Green, on February 2, 2016.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jo E. Lawless and is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations West.

Updated October 14, 2015

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