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TWO COLUMBUS MEN SENTENCED TO A TOTAL OF 27 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON ON CRACK AND HEROIN CONSPIRACY CHARGES

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that two Columbus men were sentenced on March 25 to a total of 27 years in federal prison in connection with an illegal drug conspiracy in Huntington, West Virginia.  Kevin Luthor Robinson, also known as “KK” 44, was sentenced to 11 years and three months in prison.  Jermaine D. Dickerson, also known as “Chris” and “G,” 36, was sentenced to 15 years and nine months in federal prison.  Both defendants previously pleaded guilty in December 2012 to conspiracy to distribute heroin and 28 grams or more of crack cocaine.  

Robinson and Dickerson admitted that during the fall of 2010 until July 2011, they conspired together to transport and distribute heroin and 28 grams or more of crack in and around the Huntington area.  Both defendants admitted that they arranged frequent trips to Columbus to purchase heroin and cocaine.  The illegal drugs were then transported to Huntington by the defendants.  Robinson and Dickerson also admitted that during the scheme, they converted powder cocaine into crack cocaine for distribution.  The defendants admitted that they worked with multiple co-conspirators and utilized several Huntington residences to store, prepare and package illegal drugs during the conspiracy. 

Robinson and Dickerson further admitted that they directed co-conspirators to set up and complete numerous illegal drug buys.    

The cases were investigated by the DEA, the Huntington Police Department and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force.  Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams handled the prosecutions.  The sentences were imposed by Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers.

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