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Eastern District of California

Friday, June 15, 2018

Sacramento Man Sentenced to 2.5 Years in Prison for Possessing Cocaine with Intent to Distribute

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Robert Thomas Honeycutt, 30, of Sacramento, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. to two years and six months in prison for possessing cocaine with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. Honeycutt was ordered to surrender to federal custody on August 3, 2018.

According to court documents, on May 2, 2017, officers in Nevada County pulled over a suspicious vehicle driving with expired registration tags. Officers determined that the vehicle was registered to Honeycutt and identified him as the passenger. They also determined that Honeycutt was on searchable probation.

During a search of Honeycutt’s vehicle, officers found approximately 28 grams of cocaine under the driver’s seat and items consistent with narcotics distribution including a digital scale and 300 small baggies. During a search of Honeycutt’s person, officers found approximately 245 grams of cocaine concealed in his pants. During a later search of Honeycutt’s residence, officers found additional cocaine, digital scales, and small baggies.

On March 16, 2018, Honeycutt pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, the Nevada City Police Department, and the Grass Valley Police Department. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. Artuz and Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Lee prosecuted the case.

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Updated June 15, 2018