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Cincinnati Man Sentenced to 120 Months for Heroin Distribution in Covington

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Kentucky

COVINGTON A federal judge sentenced a Cincinnati man, who has a lengthy criminal history, to 120 months in federal prison for distributing over 500 grams of heroin in Covington, Ky.

Willie A. Robinson, 50, of Cincinnati, admitted to selling over 250 grams of heroin on three occasions in July 2014 and to possessing over 300 grams of heroin, which he intended to sell when arrested on September 2, 2014.

Robinson was indicted on December 11, 2014 and entered a guilty plea on February 24, 2015.

Robinson was previously convicted of felony marijuana trafficking in 2002 and federal fraud offenses in 2007.   

Under federal law, Robinson must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence, and he will be on supervised release for 10 years following his prison term.

Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Joseph P. Reagan, Special Agent in Charge, Detroit Field Division, Drug Enforcement Administration, jointly made the announcement today.

The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Bracke prosecuted the case on behalf of the federal government.

Updated May 28, 2015

Drug Trafficking