BIRMINGHAM – A Walker County man who was selling methamphetamine out of his Nauvoo business was sentenced on October 24, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent in Charge Clay Morris.
U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler sentenced Thomas Scott Nix, 54, of Nauvoo, to 151 months in prison for dealing in methamphetamine. Nix pled guilty to 4 counts of distribution of methamphetamine in April.
“Methamphetamine is a powerful and highly addictive substance that continues to plague our communities, leaving nothing behind but tragedy, violence and addiction in its wake,” Town said. “Those who sell this poison destroy the user and their families. The idea that selling drugs is a victimless crime is fiction. This sentence proves it is not a minor crime, as well.”
“Methamphetamine continues to devastate communities across Alabama,” Morris said. “Today’s sentencing is a reminder to both drug dealers who sell these highly addictive drugs and the families they try to destroy. DEA will not tolerate drug dealers like Thomas Nix and there is no limit to our pursuit in bringing you to justice. To the great citizens of Walker county and all communities across Alabama, DEA stands with you. You are not alone in this fight.”
Nix was arrested following an investigation of methamphetamine distribution in the Walker County area in the spring of 2018. During the investigation, law enforcement learned Nix was routinely selling out of the shop on his property.
DEA, along with Walker County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case, which Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan Cross prosecuted.
See complete story in the Northwest Alabamian.