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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 19, 2016

Henley Man Sentenced to 11 Years for Meth Conspiracy

JEFFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Henley, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

 

Michael Raymond Robinett, 38, of Henley, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 11 years in federal prison without parole.

 

On July 25, 2016, Robinett pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine in Moniteau County.

 

On July 9, 2015, law enforcement officers stopped a Chevrolet Impala in which Robinett was a passenger. Robinett had a .22-caliber pistol in his back pocket. The owner of the vehicle, who was driving, gave officers permission to search the vehicle and they found more than 500 grams of methamphetamine in a black bag behind the passenger seat, along with a digital scale and a glass pipe.

 

Robinett admitted that he and a co-conspirator had distributed several pounds of methamphetamine over the past year. According to court documents, Robinett had made three trips to Kansas City, Mo., in the week before his arrest and obtained 600 grams of methamphetamine for $10,000 on each trip. Robinett committed the federal offense while on parole for an unrelated state felony conviction.

 

This case is being prosecuted by Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael S. Oliver. It was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force and the Moniteau County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated December 19, 2016