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KC Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Heroin Trafficking

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

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City, Mo., man has been sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute heroin.

Scheronn Scott, 53, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays on Wednesday, April 10, to 17 years and one month in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Scott to forfeit to the government $25,000, which represents the proceeds of illegal drug trafficking.

On June 25, 2018, Scott pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin, to distributing heroin, and to using a cell phone to facilitate illegal drug trafficking.

Scott participated in the conspiracy to distribute heroin from October 2012 to September 2016. Scott admitted that he sold heroin to an undercover agent on numerous occasions. Additionally, two confidential sources stated they purchased approximately 260 grams of heroin from Scott over a two and one-half year period.

Scott has 26 adult criminal convictions, five of which are felony convictions with the remaining being misdemeanor convictions. The five felony convictions are all drug-related offenses.

Scott is one of five defendants who have pleaded guilty in this case, four of whom have been sentenced.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Rudolph R. Rhodes IV and Trey Alford. It was investigated by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Updated April 11, 2019

Drug Trafficking