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LAFAYETTE, La. – A Houston, Texas man was sentenced today by United States District Judge Robert R. Summerhays to 42 months (3 years, 6 months) in prison followed by 4 years of supervised release for his role in smuggling cocaine to the Opelousas and Eunice areas.

Kevin Robertson, 53, was charged in a June 19, 2019 indictment with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine. Robertson pled guilty to the charge on December 9, 2019. 

Louisiana State Police Troopers conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle that Robertson was driving on Interstate 20 near Lake Charles on April 20, 2019. According to information presented to the court, law enforcement officers conducted a search of Robertson’s vehicle and found seven ounces of crack cocaine, one kilogram of cocaine, and other controlled substances, and he was arrested.

This prosecution is part of a larger investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration through its Southwest Louisiana HIDTA Task Force and Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Forces. The Louisiana State Police Narcotics Division initiated the investigation, and Special Agents with DEA, as well as Task Force Officers assigned to the Southwest Louisiana HIDTA Task Force, completed the investigation. In addition to the above conviction and sentence, the investigation resulted in the dismantling of a drug trafficking organization in Ville Platte, Louisiana. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert C. Abendroth prosecuted the case.

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