Jury Convicts Daytona Beach Man In Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida
Orlando, Florida – A federal jury today found Benjamin Greene Robinson (31, Daytona Beach) guilty of one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine. He faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years, and up to life, in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for November 20, 2019.
Robinson was originally indicted on June 5, 2019. A superseding indictment was returned on July 24, 2019.
According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, in January 2016, Robinson and three 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 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 for shipping 14 kilograms of cocaine through the mail, estimated to be worth a total $490,000.
Two of Robinson’s co-conspirators, Dondi Kentrail Freeney (Sanford) and Telvin Williams (Sanford) have pleaded guilty for their roles in the conspiracy and will be sentenced on September 19, 2019. Antonio Chandler (Belle Isle), the third co-conspirator, has a change of plea hearing scheduled next week.
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 Attorneys Dana E. Hill and E. Jackson Boggs.
Updated August 12, 2019