Men plead guilty to drug charges
HUNTINGTON -- Following two days of trial, two Columbus, Ohio, men entered guilty pleas to having conspired with others to distribute a quantity of heroin and at least 28 grams of crack cocaine.
Kevin Luthor Robinson, 44, and Jermaine D. Dickerson, 36, entered those pleas in mid December before U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers. Sentencing is set for March 18, 2013.
The duo's participation in the conspiracy lasted from fall 2010 to July 2011 in and around the Huntington area, according to court documents.
Both men admitted making frequent trips to Columbus, where they would purchase drugs and bring them back to Huntington, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Attorney's Office. It further states the men worked with multiple co-conspirators and used several local residences to store, prepare, package and sell the drugs.
Those prosecuting the case secured the defendants' guilty pleas by agreeing to reduce charges in the case. For instance, the weight of crack cocaine dropped from 280 grams to at least 28 grams. Other dismissals included counts of aiding and abetting, distribution and possession with intent.
Guilty plea in drug seizure
Kendall O. Williams, 29, pleaded guilty to possessing with an intent to distribute crack cocaine. It was the sole count of his indictment. Sentencing is set for March 11, 2013.
Williams signed an agreement with prosecutors stating he possessed 10.78 grams of crack cocaine in his sport-utility vehicle when it was stopped April 11, 2011, in the 1600 block of Doulton Avenue.
An officer initiated the stop based upon knowledge that Williams was driving on a suspended license. A police canine then hit on the vehicle and located the drugs, the agreement states.
Williams told police he intended to share the crack cocaine, the agreement states.
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