Nash narcotics officer nominated for U.S. marshal

Posted February 4, 2010 3:52 p.m. EST

President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Scott Parker of Rocky Mount to the post of U.S. marshal for eastern North Carolina.

The Senate must approve the nomination before it becomes effective.

Parker is the Narcotics Division commander of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office, where he has worked since 1995. From 1989 to 1995, he was an assistant commander of the Roanoke-Chowan Narcotics Task Force in Hertford County, and he served with the Nashville Police Department from 1987 to 1989.

"Scott Parker has had a distinguished 22-year career in law enforcement. His extensive experience working with federal agencies on drug enforcement and organized crime cases over the past two decades makes him uniquely qualified to serve as U.S. marshal for North Carolina’s Eastern District," U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan said in a statement.