Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Prison

Scot William Hanlon Jr. was adjudicated guilty and sentenced in three drug cases today, as a Habitual Felony Offender, for selling and trafficking drugs in Charlotte County.

In September 2021 he sold drugs to a Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Detective working undercover. The defendant entered the detective’s vehicle and made the narcotics transaction for half a gram of fentanyl for $100. Days later, he sold two grams of fentanyl to a confidential informant, who had gone to the defendant’s residence with an undercover detective.

In those cases, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison, followed by 10 years of probation, for each of two counts of Sale or Delivery of a Controlled Substance and 10 years in prison for Transportation of Drug Paraphernalia.

In a third case, in October 2022, a traffic stop was conducted by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, on an SUV the defendant was riding in. Deputies did a search of the defendant and found a black zipper pouch containing 4 grams of fentanyl in various baggies, in his sweatpants, and arrested him.

He was sentenced in that case to 15 years in prison followed by 10 years of probation for Trafficking in Fentanyl 4 grams or more and 10 years in prison for Transportation of Drug Paraphernalia.

All of the sentences are to run concurrently. Assistant State Attorney Scott Patterson prosecuted the cases.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office