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Lakeside Park Man Sentenced to 78 Months for Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2014

COVINGTON, KY - A Lakeside Park man has been sentenced to 78 months in federal prison, for selling crack cocaine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar sentenced 56 year-old Michael Robinson to 78 months in prison and placed him on supervised release for 10 years after he completes his prison term.

Robinson admitted to distributing crack cocaine in Kenton and Campbell Counties in 2012 and 2013. He also possessed crack cocaine and a loaded firearm at the time of his arrest, on November 12, 2013. Robinson acknowledged that he intended to sell the crack cocaine and that he possessed the firearm to assist him in his drug trafficking.

Robinson was previously convicted of selling cocaine in Kenton County in 2004 and had received a prison term of five years for that offense.

.Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Stuart L. Lowrey, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (Louisville Field Division), jointly announced the sentence.

Robinson entered his guilty plea on April 9, 2014. Under federal law, Robinson must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives, the Covington Police Department, and the Campbell County Drug Task Force. The U.S. Attorney’s Office was represented in the case by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Bracke.

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