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Tampa Man Sentenced To Five Years’ Imprisonment For Distributing Methamphetamine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Thomas P. Barber has sentenced Robert Jones IV aka “Klout” (24, Tampa) to five years in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine and possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it. Jones entered a guilty plea on January 18, 2024.

According to court documents, in February and March 2023, Jones sold methamphetamine to an undercover police officer. During each of the transactions, Jones hid the methamphetamine inside the gas cap of his vehicle. He then drove to a pre-determined meeting location in St. Petersburg, where the drugs were retrieved as Jones remained inside his vehicle.

During a search of Jones’s residence, law enforcement officers recovered assorted drug paraphernalia, including a digital scale, plastic resealable bags, a heat seal, and distribution quantities of methamphetamine. Jones later admitted to selling drugs from his home and took ownership of the methamphetamine found in the residence.   

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys David W.A. Chee and Michael Kenneth.

Updated April 30, 2024

Drug Trafficking