News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 01, 2008
Contact: S/A Rich Isaacson
Number: (313) 234-4310

Louisville Crack Cocaine Dealer Pleads Guilty to Four Kilogram Conspiracy
Co-defendant pled guilty in June

AUG 01 -- (LOUISVILLE, KY) - Robert Lewis, a/k/a “Bingo”, age 25, of Louisville, Kentucky, plead guilty to charges of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute powder cocaine and distribution of crack cocaine, U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky announced today.

Lewis pled guilty and admitted that between November 2006 and July 25, 2007, he and Aubrey Walker conspired to possess cocaine with the intent of distributing to others. As part of the conspiracy, both Lewis and Walker would travel to Atlanta, Georgia to purchase quantities of powder cocaine and then return to Louisville, Kentucky to distribute the cocaine to others.

Specifically, in early March 2007, both Walker and Lewis drove down to Atlanta, Georgia in a rental car to purchase two kilograms of powder cocaine. However, they were unable to make the deal happen and returned home to Louisville, Kentucky. On the way back to Louisville, they were stopped in Tennessee by a sheriff who found approximately $37,000 in the trunk of the rental car they were driving. The $37,000 was the buy money that was going to be used to purchase the powder cocaine.

On July 23, 2007, Lewis sold approximately 143 grams of crack cocaine to an individual which was observed by agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). On July 25, 2007, DEA executed a search warrant at Lewis’ residence and found a scale and other drug trafficking related packaging.

The maximum potential penalties are life imprisonment, $8,000,000 fine, and supervised release for a period of at least 5 years.

Co-defendant Aubrey Walker pled guilty to the indictment on June 17, 2008, and is scheduled to appear for sentencing before United States District Judge Charles R. Simpson, III, on September 4, 2008, at 1:30 p.m., in Louisville, Kentucky.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel P. Kinnicutt, and it was investigated by the DEA, Louisville Metro Police Department, and the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department.

The plea was entered before Charles R. Simpson, III, District Judge, United States District Court, Louisville, Kentucky. Lewis is scheduled to appear for sentencing before Judge Simpson on October 8, 2008, at 2:00 p.m., in Louisville, Kentucky.

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