Waco: Local Woman Sentenced In Cocaine Possession Case

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

WACO (November 1, 2012)--A Waco woman was sentenced to prison Wednesday after she earlier pleaded guilty to possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute the drug.

U.S. District Judge Walter S. Smith, Jr., sentenced Roxie Stephens to serve 6 months in federal prison, followed by three years on supervised release, and ordered her to pay a $1,000 fine and $100 in a special assessment to the court.

Federal court documents show Stephens pleaded guilty to conspiring with Scotty Eugene Stephens, Marcus Rae Stephens and Adrian Scott McLendon to possess a large amount of cocaine with intent to distribute the drugs in the Waco area.

Scotty Eugene Stephens was sentenced Oct. 17 to serve 140 months in federal prison followed by three years on supervised release, assessed a $1,000 fine and ordered a $100 special assessment to the court.

Smith scheduled Marcus Rae Stephens and Adrian Scott McLendon for sentencing on Nov. 9.

Court documents introduced say McLendon, Marcus Rae Stephens and Scotty Eugene Stephens, along with Roxie Stephens, beginning in January 2010 conspired to both possess and distribute significant amounts of crack cocaine in and around Waco.

A Waco police Drug Enforcement Unit officer began investigating the ring in the summer of 2009 using a confidential informant to make controlled buys of the drugs.

Between January 2010 and January 1012, police were able to buy about 129 grams of crack cocaine using the confidential informant.

When police served search warrants at several locations in Waco, they were able to recover several rocks of crack cocaine, scales used to measure the drugs and $3,575 in U.S. Currency believed to be the proceeds of the sale of drugs.

At one of the raids a woman tried to escape through a front door, but Waco police SWAT officers apprehended her.

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