After FBI agents were given the names of suspects, an inmate cooperating with the probe gave Scott a phone number that he said belonged to his "outside drug connection," Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Alan Gray said during Tuesday's hearing. The inmate told Scott it was up to him if he wanted to call and arrange a deal and smuggle the drugs, Gray said.
Scott made the phone call, but it wasn't to a drug dealer. It was to an undercover FBI agent posing as one, Gray said.
On Aug. 11, 2010, Scott met the undercover agent at a Publix parking lot in Buckhead, where the agent gave Scott a balloon filled with what he said was 7 grams of cocaine. It really contained powdered drink mix, Gray said.
A month later, Scott consummated a similar deal outside a Waffle House, getting another balloon filled with drink mix, Gray said. On both occasions, Scott delivered the balloons to the cooperating inmate inside the jail and was given $650 by the undercover agent for doing so, federal authorities said. Scott is to be sentenced Feb. 16.
On Nov. 8, former Fulton deputy Marvie Trevino Dingle Jr., 34, of Lithonia pleaded guilty to extortion and drug charges. In October, former jailer Derick Deshun Frazier, 32, of Stockbridge pleaded guilty to one count of extortion for accepting $300 to smuggle cellphones into the jail.