For Immediate Release
Trotwood Man Sentenced for Gun, Drug Crimes
DAYTON, OHIO – Lamont Scott, 40, of Trotwood, Ohio was sentenced in U.S. District Court to eight years in prison after police found Scott, a convicted felon, in possession of eight firearms and drugs in two Dayton-area homes.
Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Michael Boxler, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Columbus Field Division (ATF), and Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer announced the sentence imposed yesterday by U.S. District Court Judge Walter H. Rice.
According to court documents, task force officers with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office RANGE Task Force executed a search warrant at a residence in Trotwood on May 15, 2013. They found seven firearms (one of which was stolen), ten grams of heroin and approximately $61,000 in cash. That same day, police searched a second residence, this one within 1,000 feet of a school, and found another firearm, 272 grams of cocaine and 15 grams of heroin. Scott was arrested and has been in custody since his arrest.
Scott has prior felony convictions in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court of having a weapon under disability and intimidation of a crime victim. Both are felonies. Federal law prohibits convicted felons from owning or possessing firearms.
“Through his recidivism and non-compliance with lesser sanctions, Defendant has exhibited a lack of respect for the law and the need to be deterred from future crimes,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Hunt told the court prior to sentencing. “Furthermore, the Defendant’s continued involvement in drug and firearm offenses demonstrate a threat to the community’s safety, and require a significant term of incarceration to provide a just punishment.”
Scott pleaded guilty on November 19, 2013 to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
Stewart acknowledged the cooperative investigation by ATF agents and the RANGE task force, along with Assistant United States Attorneys Andrew Hunt and Alex Sistla, who prosecuted the case.