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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Daytona Beach Member Of Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy Sentenced To More Than Nine Years

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge G. Kendall Sharp today sentenced Benjamin Green Robinson (32, Daytona Beach) to nine years and two months in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine. A federal jury found Robinson guilty on August 9, 2019.

According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, in January 2016, Robinson and three co-conspirators arranged for multiple shipments of cocaine to be sent through the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) from California. During the investigation, the FBI and the USPS seized three of the packages, each containing two kilograms of cocaine hidden inside tubs of protein powder. Law enforcement also identified five additional shipments that the conspirators had successfully shipped through the mail. In 2016, during the month of January, Robinson and his conspirators were responsible shipping 14 kilograms of cocaine through mail, estimated to be worth a total of $490,000.

Two of Robinson’s co-conspirators, Dondi Kentrail Freeney and Telvin Williams, previously pleaded guilty for their roles in the conspiracy. They were sentenced to seven years and six months in federal prison and five years in federal prison, respectively. Legal proceedings against a fourth individual, Antonio Chandler, are ongoing. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Lake County Sherriff’s Office, and the Volusia Bureau of Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dana E. Hill.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated November 20, 2019