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Defendant Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine

DEC 19 (COLUMBUS, Ga.) - Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that Darrin Scott, 42, of Columbus, Georgia, was sentenced on Thursday, December 19, 2013, by the Honorable Clay D. Land, United States District Court Judge in Columbus, Georgia to serve 63 months imprisonment for possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Mr. Scott entered a plea of guilty on August 13, 2013.  In his plea agreement, the defendant admitted that between August 9, 2011 and March 7, 2012, he conspired with others to distribute 1981 grams of cocaine by shipping packages from California to Columbus, Georgia.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mel Hyde.

Inquiries regarding the case should be directed to Pamela Lightsey, United States Attorney's Office at (478) 621-2603.

The DEA encourages parents, along with their children, to educate themselves about the dangers of legal and illegal drugs by visiting DEA's interactive websites at www.justthinktwice.com, www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com and www.dea.gov.


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