A man who conspired to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine was sentenced August 31, 2011, to 10 years in federal prison.
Keith R. Robinson, 54, from Wesley, Iowa, received the prison term after a February 28, 2011, guilty plea to conspiring to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine. On February 4, 2001, Robinson was previously convicted of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, in the Iowa District Court for Hancock County.
At the guilty plea, Robinson admitted to conspiring to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine from 2006 through about 2008 in and around Kossuth County, Iowa. Robinson and several others purchased pseudoephedrine pills and other materials used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Robinson and others obtained these materials in and around Kossuth County, and also on trips to Minnesota and the Des Moines area. Robinson received methamphetamine in exchange for his assistance.
Robinson was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Robinson was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a 10-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.
Robinson is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and was investigated by the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa Department of Narcotics Enforcement, and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.
Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. The case file number is 10-3014.|