Scotty Milligan of Esom Hill pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiracy to distribute at least 500 grams of meth.
According to an ATF affadavit and information presented in court a confidential informant made controlled purchases of ice methamphetamine several times and at least one purchase of a .22 caliber firearm through Milligan’s co-defendant Chad Patterson in Centre, Alabama.
“Thre is no evidence that Mr. Milligan had anything to do with (the firearm) purchase whatsoever,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Jones.
Milligan became involved when on March 23, 2009 the informant met a go-between who said Milligan had 2.5 ounces of ice methamphetamines ready for purchase.
The two arrived at Milligan’s residence on Brewster Road and purchased two ounces of meth with $3,000 in cash.
On March 26, 2009 agents executed a federal search warrant and found approximately three-quarters of an ounce of meth, the affidavit stated.
Jones said Milligan cooperated with agents immediately and said his involvement in the conspiracy was due to drug addiction.
“Patterson was the supplier,” Jones said.
Patterson was also arrested that day and found with 12 rounds of .22 caliber magnum ammunition on his person. He was convicted of a 1991 burglary in Polk County and is charged with a firearm offense in connection with the possession of ammunition over state lines.
Milligan is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct, 1 by Judge Robert L. Vining, Jr.