Drug Dealer Sentenced to 34 Years in Jail

Last year, Joe Scott was described by authorities as one of the largest crystal-methamphetamine dealers in Coffee County.

Tuesday, Scott was sentenced to 34-years in prison, after pleading guilty on meth trafficking and unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance.

A little more than a year ago, Enterprise investigators raided a mobile home on Coffee County Road 626 in the Goodman community.

They found the finished drug, chemicals used to make it, along with an arsenal of firearms.

Addition, the 40-year-old defendant had rigged improvised explosive devices around his home.

"He had a large lab at his trailer on Coffee County Road 626; a large supplier of meth in the area. It is good that this scale operation is shut down, [it’s] better for the community," said Capt. Mike Lolley\Enterprise Police Dept.

At sentencing, Coffee County Circuit Judge Jeff Kelley said he hopes the stiff jail time will keep others from thinking about manufacturing meth.