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PARKERSBURG MAN SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON FOR CRACK COCAINE DISTRIBUTION

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – Kevin Robinson, 23, of Parkersburg, was sentenced today to five years in prison by United States District Judge Thomas E. Johnston for distribution of 28 grams or more of crack cocaine.  Robinson previously pleaded guilty in January.  On July 21, 2011 members of the Parkersburg Violent Crime and Narcotics Task Force executed a warrant for the defendant’s arrest for crack cocaine distribution.  Following the arrest, officers executed a search warrant on the defendant’s Parkersburg residence where they found approximately 49 grams of crack cocaine and five grams of cocaine that was located inside the freezer door of the refrigerator.  Law enforcement also recovered approximately five ounces of marijuana and a set of digital scales.  The search also revealed four firearms and ammunition inside of the defendant’s residence, along with more than $1,200 cash.    

Robinson admitted that on September 8, 2011, he sold 1.62 grams of crack cocaine to a confidential informant working with the Parkersburg Violent Crime and Narcotics Task Force in exchange for $200. 

The defendant also admitted that on September 17, 2011, he sold 2.61 grams of crack cocaine to an informant in exchange for $250.  Both drug transactions took place at the defendant’s residence. 
This case was investigated by the Parkersburg Violent Crime and Narcotics Task Force.  Assistant United States Attorney Monica D. Coleman handled the prosecution. 

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