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Drug trafficking case closes with final sentence handed down
by Jebb Johnston
Apr 11, 2014 | 325 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The 10th and final defendant to be sentenced as part of an alleged north Mississippi drug trafficking operation will serve time behind bars.

For Kenneth Scales of Corinth, U.S. District Court Judge Sharion Aycock handed down a sentence of three years and six months in custody of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons on a charge of conspiracy to distribute drugs, according to court records. Three years of probation will follow.

The sentencing hearing was held this week in Aberdeen following Scales’ prior guilty plea.

He is to report to prison on June 2.

Scales was among the group indicted in November 2012 who were accused of distributing marijuana and cocaine in the region between October 2011 and May 2012. Officials said the group arranged the purchase and shipment of drugs into the region, stored them at stash houses and transported them to local buyers.

Half of the 10 individuals, including Scales, had Corinth addresses. He was 48 at the time of the indictment.
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