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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 23, 2015

Many Resident Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Distributing Methamphetamine

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Many resident was sentenced last week to 188 months in prison for distributing methamphetamine in the Sabine Parish area.

Scottron Cordell Medlock, 33, of Many, La., was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on one count of distribution of methamphetamine. The defendant was also sentenced to four years of supervised release. According to evidence presented at the July 24, 2014 guilty plea, law enforcement agents recorded Medlock selling 24 grams of methamphetamine in Many on July 17, 2013. Video showed Medlock combining several small bags of methamphetamine into a larger one before selling the drug for $1,400.

“Methamphetamine is a dangerous narcotic,” Finley stated. “My office, along with our federal, state and local partners, will continue in their efforts to bring drug dealers to justice.  These cases demonstrate the tremendous impact that collaborative investigations can have to combat methamphetamine distribution.”

The DEA and the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation called “Crystal Bend.”  OCDETF is a joint multi-agency group consisting of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies with a cooperative approach to combat drug trafficking.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown prosecuted the case.

Updated February 23, 2015