Heroin dealer sentenced to 20 years

Defendant acknowledged distributing heroin last July and August, including the heroin that killed a 41-year-old man.
MCT Regional News
May 30, 2014

A Columbus man was sentenced in federal court Thursday to 20 years in prison for selling heroin in central Ohio, including the heroin that led to the overdose death of a man last summer.

Anthony D. Scott, 28, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gregory L. Frost.

Scott pleaded guilty in February to distribution of heroin.

At the time of his plea, he acknowledged distributing heroin last July and August, including the heroin that killed a 41-year-old man who is not identified in federal court documents. Scott also admitted possessing heroin, cocaine and five firearms that were found in his home when he was arrested.

“Presented here is not some hypothetical or rhetorical statement by a prosecutor about a defendant that is causing harm to the community,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Hunter said in court. “There was significant and compelling evidence that the heroin that Mr. Scott pumped into the streets of Columbus directly contributed to the death.”

Scott will serve six years under court supervision after his release from prison.

The investigation was the result of a Drug Enforcement Administration task force made up of federal and local investigators.

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By Theodore Decker - The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio (MCT)

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