News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 9, 2008
Contact: Rich Isaacson
Number: (313) 234-4310

Kilo Quantity Cocaine Dealer Sentenced in Federal Court
- Man traveled to Atlanta to buy kilos of cocaine for subsequent sale in Kentucky

OCT 9 -- LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky announced today that Robert Lewis, a/k/a “Bingo”, of Louisville, Kentucky, was sentenced to 5 years and 10 months imprisonment in United States District Court, Louisville, Kentucky for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute powder cocaine and distribution of crack cocaine. U.S. District Judge Charles R. Simpson, III, also sentenced Lewis to 5 years supervised release following incarceration. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.

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

On July 23, 2007, Lewis sold approximately 143 grams of crack cocaine in a transaction observed by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Additionally, $37,000 in cash was seized from Lewis after an attempted purchase of cocaine in Atlanta.

Co-defendants Aubrey Walker and Andre Gipp pled guilty to the indictment on June 17, 2008, and are scheduled to appear for sentencing before United States District Judge Charles R. Simpson, III, on November 7, 2008, at 2:00 p.m., in Louisville, Kentucky.

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

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