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Three local men sentenced Monday

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Federal court news

SIKESTON -- Three area men were sentenced in federal court on Monday on drug charges.

David A. Mills, 29, of Sikeston, was sentenced to 100 months on one felony count of distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base.

The charges stem from Dec. 1, 2006, when a cooperating individual purchased more than five grams of crack cocaine from Mills in Sikeston in exchange for $240. Mills acknowledged that he had distributed at least 20 additional grams of cocaine base for which he was paid in cash.

Also sentenced was Larry King, 51, of New Madrid, to 151 months on two felony counts of distribution of cocaine base. He sold cocaine base to a cooperating individual in New Madrid on Jan. 7 and 8.

Sentenced to 108 months was Michael G. Robinson, 20, of Steele, on two felony counts of distributing cocaine base.

On Aug. 4, 2006, a cooperating individual purchased a quantity of crack cocaine from Robinson in Steele in exchange for $150. Again on Aug. 9, a cooperating individual purchased a quantity of crack cocaine, also in Steele, in exchange for $60.

During a post-arrest interview with law enforcement officers this June, Robinson admitted that he was responsible for obtaining over 100 grams of cocaine base during the time he was regularly dealing cocaine base.

Robinson distributed more than 100 grams of crack cocaine during the three years preceding his arrest for the indicated offenses.