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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Tennessee

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Robert Edward Kinsler Sentenced to Serve 151 Months in Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On May 6, 2019, Robert Edward Kinsler, 49, of Bean Station, Tennessee, was sentenced by the Honorable Pamela L. Reeves, Chief U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 151 months in federal prison. 

Kinsler pleaded guilty in February 2019 to conspiring with codefendants Stephen Earl Mayes, 62, of Morristown Tennessee; Wendy Kaye Warf, 40, of Morristown, Tennessee; Jacob Christian Carter, 33, of Rogersville, Tennessee; and others, to distribute methamphetamine.

Carter is scheduled to be sentenced on May 13, 2019. Sentencing for Warf is set for July 15, 2019. Sentencing for Mayes is set for June 20, 2019.       

Agencies involved in this investigation included the Hamblen County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Reeves represented the United States in court proceedings.  


Drug Trafficking
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Updated May 7, 2019