Armed Methamphetamine Dealer Sentenced to 7 Years
MADISON, WIS. – Timothy M. O’Shea, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Levonte C. Scales, 29, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 7 years in prison for possessing with intent to distribute 50 grams of more of methamphetamine. Scales pleaded guilty to this charge on December 13, 2021.
On June 22, 2021, officers responded to a Lake Delton hotel where they encountered the defendant, who had a felony warrant for his arrest. Outside the hotel, Scales was observed carrying two backpacks and then fleeing the scene. After a short chase, officers arrested him. In the backpacks, officers found approximately 100 grams of methamphetamine, a stolen firearm which was loaded, drug packaging materials, and $3,400.
At sentencing, Judge Peterson stated that Scales was on a troubling path and a danger to the community. Further, Judge Peterson was concerned that Scales had squandered previous terms of supervision which could have changed the course of his life.
The charge against Scales was the result of an investigation conducted by the Lake Delton Police Department, Sauk County Sheriff’s Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Zachary Corey and Steven Anderson prosecuted this case.