Waco: Man, Woman Sentenced On Federal Drug Charges

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

WACO (December 19, 2012)-A Waco man and woman were sentenced Wednesday to federal prison time after both earlier pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

U.S. District Judge Walter S. Smith, Jr., sentenced Jason Robinson to serve 210 months on count 1 and 60 months on count 2, to be served concurrently, to be followed by 3 and 5 year terms on supervised released, also to be served concurrently, ordered a $1,000 fine and $200 in special assessment to the court.

Smith ordered Melinda Cox Robinson to serve 168 months on count 1 and 60 months on count 2, concurrent, and 3 and 5 years on supervised release, concurrent, ordered a $1,000 fine and $200 in special assessment to the court,.

A complaint filed with the federal court says on May 23 Waco police were conducting an investigation into methamphetamine trafficking in the Waco area and during that investigation identified the Robinsons as suspects in a ring that was buying and selling methamphetamine in the Waco area.

On that date agents served a search warrant on a residence where the Robinson's lived and recovered scales, drug cutting agents and 84 grams of a substance that later tested to be methamphetamine,

Officers also recovered a loaded firearm from the house.


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