GATE CITY — An inmate at the U.S. Penitentiary Lee County and his girlfriend were sentenced in federal court this week for trying to sneak marijuana into the high-security facility.
Larry Scott, 33, was sentenced to serve additional time at the federal prison following his conviction in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia for possessing contraband.
Scott was ordered to serve an additional 60 months for his most recent conviction.
Scott was already serving a 154-month sentence after his June 2003 conviction in the Northern District of Alabama for bank robbery and brandishing a weapon during a violent crime.
Scott’s girlfriend, Peggy Evans, was also sentenced following her guilty plea of providing a federal inmate with contraband.
Evans was sentenced to time served and given an additional four months of home confinement.
According to special U.S. Attorney Debbie Stevens, prison staff found that Scott possessed marijuana following a visit with Evans on July 30, 2011.
The incident was investigated by the FBI and the Special Investigative Unit of the Bureau of Prisons. Stevens prosecuted the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.