Sentencing Rescheduled for Convicted Marijuana Trafficker

Police found three-fourths of a pound of marijuana and $6,100 in his vehicle following a September traffic stop.

The sentencing for a man caught traveling through Brecksville with three-fourths of a pound of marijuana in his car has been delayed.

Kevin K. Robinson Jr., 28, of Oakwood Village, who pleaded guilty to several charges last month, is expected to be sentenced this week in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.

He faces up to eight years in prison for charges of drug trafficking, drug possession and possessing criminal tools.

Sentencing was rescheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday in Judge John Sutula’s courtroom.

Robinson was pulled over Sept. 19 for a routine speeding violation on Brecksville Road, but wound up facing felony charges after police discovered the marijuana in the car, along with six bundles of cash totaling $6,100.

As part of the plea agreement, Robinson forfeited the cash as well as a cell phone, according to a statement from the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office.

He was also charged with two misdemeanors: speeding and endangering a child, because his daughter was in the car. But those charges were dropped.

A report said officers who pulled over Robinson for speeding could smell fresh marijuana in the car. 

Robinson said he was on his way to court for a previous speeding violation. Because he was on probation, police were able to search his car without a warrant and came up with nearly a pound of marijuana and the cash, bundled into packs of $1,000.

Rachel McCafferty and Debbie Palmer contributed to this report.

Carl S February 25, 2013 at 01:12 PM
Geeze. Prison? for pot? Its LEGAL in some states.! And up to 8YEARS of his life, for something thats legal elsewhere in good 'ol America? I dont smoke the stuff. I used to inhale too. Even with the amount he had this is STUPID! Lets do some math here. $50 a day to house him. So, 50 x 365 = $18,250 x 8yrs = $146,000 for one person, for pot.? Really? We arent the brightest bunch of people are we. ...Imagine if it were Legal, and we taxes the crap out of it. We would never have to agrue about another school levy:-) just sayin' :-)
FlyingTooLow February 25, 2013 at 06:14 PM
Law enforcement needs to re-direct its focus on crime...to those that are REAL crimes. I was in Federal Prison for 5 years for a marijuana offense. No, it was not for simple possession. I was arrested aboard a Lockheed PV2 in Marianna, Florida...charged and convicted for conspiracy to import and distribute 12,000 pounds of marijuana. As those 5 years rolled by, what I did see were armed bank robbers, coming and going...while I still sat there for marijuana. Most of the bank robbers only spent 17 to 24 months. But, I and my fellow 'drug offenders,'...we stayed for YEARS. I wrote about the escapades that led to my incarceration. I admit, I had a great time. No one was injured, no one was killed, firearms were not involved...there were no victims. We were Americans...doing what Americans do best...living free. The book: Shoulda Robbed a Bank I think you may enjoy it.
FlyingTooLow February 25, 2013 at 06:16 PM
'As part of the plea agreement, Robinson forfeited the cash...' And there, Ladies and Gentlemen, lies the true reason for the 'war against drugs.'
Carl S February 25, 2013 at 10:59 PM
No one was injured, no one was killed, firearms were not involved...there were no victims. Crazy, crazy, world:-(. I DO believe if you use a GUN in ANY CRIME, we should execute the person in a speedy trial. And I believe in my 2nd amendment rights. I am sick of watching the news about killing a store clerk for a few bucks. Sickens me. Terrible tale FlyinToLow:-(.
FlyingTooLow February 26, 2013 at 01:11 PM
@ Carl S... I agree, Sir.


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