Esom Hill man sentenced for involvement in meth distribution conspiracy

A Polk County man who plead guilty in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy was sentenced Thursday in federal court. According to reports, 36 year old Scotty Milligan of Esom Hill was sentenced to 30 months in prison for his role in the meth distribution operation that ranged from Centre, AL to Esom Hill. Judge Robert L. Vining, Jr. said in court that Milligan had been cooperative with the government is participating in a drug rehab program, and that the minimum of 10 years in jail should not be applied in this case. Milligan became involved when on March 23, 2009, an informant met a go-between who said Milligan had 2.5 ounces of ice methamphetamine 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.