Mid-Missouri man sentenced for dealing meth

JEFFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A mid-Missouri man was sentenced Monday by a federal court for his role in a plan to deal 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.

In July, Robinett pleaded guilty to taking part in a plan to deal more than 500 grams of meth in Moniteau County.

Robinett was a passenger in a vehicle when law enforcement officers pulled it over on July 9, 2015. The owner of the car gave permission to authorities to search the vehicle. Investigators said they found over 500 grams of meth in a bag behind the passenger seat, along with a digital scale and a glass smoking pipe. Robinett also had a .22-caliber pistol in his back pocket.

According to court documents, Robinett admitted he and another person had dealt several pounds of meth over the past year.  Robinett also claimed he had made three trips to Kansas City, Missouri, to buy  600 grams of meth for $10,000 each trip, the week prior to his arrest.

Robinett committed a federal crime while on parole for an unrelated state felony conviction.

The case was 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 Sheriff's Department.





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