BOLTON, MISSISSIPPI RESIDENT SENTENCED TO PRISON
FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING AND MONEY LAUNDERING
Jackson, Miss - Kelvin Robinson, 46, of Bolton, Mississippi, was sentenced in U.S. District Court on May 15, 2014 to 172 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute over 1,000 kilograms of marijuana, and 120 months in prison for money laundering, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis, Special Agent in Charge Gabriel Grchan of IRS Criminal Investigation - New Orleans Field Office, and Assistant Special Agent in Charge Floyd H. Baker of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Jackson office. The sentences will be served concurrently.
Kelvin Robinson operated K&J Trucking in Bolton, Mississippi. From 2006 through 2012, he used his trucks to transport thousands of pounds of marijuana from the Texas/Mexico border into Mississippi. He laundered part of his drug proceeds by purchasing a car in another person’s name. Law enforcement agents seized $7,203.00 in cash, a 2009 Suzuki motorcycle, a 2002 Acura RL, and a 2002 BMW 754i.
“Thanks to the dedication and hard work of several state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies, another illegal drug trafficker has been brought to justice,” said U.S. Attorney Gregory Davis. “We will continue to seek out and prosecute those who bring drugs into the Southern District of Mississippi.”
Floyd H. Baker, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the DEA in Jackson, stated: “These types of investigations are strong examples of the effectiveness of a combined effort by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to bring drug trafficking organizations to justice.”
Gabriel L. Grchan, Special Agent in Charge, IRS – Criminal Investigation (New Orleans Field Office) stated: “Narcotics related money laundering violations, such as those committed by Kelvin Robinson, cause damage to the strength of both the local and national economy. Robinson attempted to buy a vehicle using illegal drug proceeds, which is a violation of the law. IRS-CI will continue to play an active role in the war on drugs. Individuals guilty of buying assets for the purpose of laundering their illegal drug profits will be prosecuted.”
Robinson’s three codefendants, Thomas G. Steward, age 54, of Houston, Texas, David Herrera, age 46, of Mercedes, Texas, and Jacqueline B. Bailey, age 49, of Clinton, Mississippi, are awaiting sentencing.
This case was investigated by the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force headed by the DEA with assistance from the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS, Hinds County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson Police Department, Ridgeland Police Department and Madison County Sheriff’s Office.
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