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August 1, 2014

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Drug trafficking charges land North Las Vegas man in prison for 35 years

A North Las Vegas man convicted of drug trafficking and firearm charges was sentenced Monday to 35 years in prison and eight years of supervised release.

Lomando Mark Scott, 46, was convicted in May on two counts of possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug-trafficking crime, said Daniel Bogden, U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada.

Scott previously served a 15-year sentence for a nearly identical conviction in 1994. He was then arrested by Metro in May 2009, when they allegedly found 7 grams of crack cocaine on him, Bogden said. North Las Vegas Police arrested Scott again in August 2010 after he failed to report a change in address. Police discovered 250 grams of crack cocaine and a loaded stolen semi-automatic handgun in his vehicle. He also had $10,803 in his pant pockets, Bogden said.

He received the mandatory sentence under federal law.

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