LEXINGTON, KY. — The U.S. Attorney’s Office, the FBI, Kentucky State Police (KSP), and Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (IDTA) jointly announced today that a 72-year-old West Liberty, Ky., man admitted yesterday in federal court that he distributed hundreds of grams of cocaine in just over a month’s time.
Robert E. aka “Bobby”Litteral pleaded guilty to three counts of distribution of cocaine.
Court documents state that from February 25, 2011 through March 30, 2011, Litteral distributed 616.36 grams of cocaine worth $24,200. On three separate occasions, Litteral sold the cocaine to a witness cooperating with law enforcement.
According to the plea agreement, on one occasion Litteral sold the witness 167.5 grams of cocaine for $6,600 and 168 grams of cocaine for the same price on another occasion. Both transactions took place at Litteral’s West Liberty home. On March 30, Litteral distributed 280 grams of cocaine to the witness for $11,000 from Litteral’s vehicle.
The investigation was conducted by the FBI, KSP and Applachia HIDTA. The U.S. Attorney’s Office was represented in this case by Assistant U.S. Attorney Roger West.
Litteral will appear for sentencing on May 11. He has a prior drug felony conviction which subjects him to a higher sentence. If convicted, Litteral faces a maximum of 30 years in prison. However, any sentence following conviction would be imposed by the court after consideration of the United States Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of sentences.