SHREVEPORT, La. — U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown announced that Scott William Wood, 41, of Noble, has been sentenced by United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks, Jr. to a total of 29 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, on drug and firearm charges. Wood was sentenced to 22 years for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance; five years for possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking; and an additional two years for revocation of his supervised probation, with each sentence to run consecutive, for a total of 29 years.
According to information presented in court, a deputy with the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in which Wood was the front seat passenger on Dec. 26, 2022. On the front floorboard of the passenger side of the vehicle, the deputy found a small, zippered bag. The bag was located underneath where Wood had been seated. Inside the zippered bag, the deputy found a loaded Glock, Model 43X, 9mm pistol and a clear bag containing approximately 120 grams of methamphetamine. The firearm and the methamphetamine belonged to Wood, and he admitted to intending to distribute the methamphetamine to other individuals. Wood pleaded guilty to the offenses of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking at the guilty plea hearing on May 26.
At the time of his arrest, Wood was on supervised release in the Western District of Louisiana. He was convicted of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon on Nov. 21, 2013 and was previously sentenced to 120 months in prison for that offense.
This case was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth D. Reeg.
The investigation and conviction of Wood is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the U.S. by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.