Kim Robinson, 36, of Grantsburg, pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine; and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount methamphetamine in U.S. District Court in Benton on May 10.
Robinson remained on bond pending sentencing and is being supervised by the U.S. Probation Office at Benton. Sentencing has been set for 11 a.m. on Aug. 11.
The penalties that can be imposed for the possession charge are from five years to 40 years,a fine of not more than $2 million, and a term of supervised release of at least four years. Penalties that can be imposed for the conspiracy charge are a term of imprisonment from 10 years to life, a fine of not more than $4 million, and a term of supervised release of at least five years.
According to a stipulation filed in court, the Illinois State Police and DEA obtained information from United Parcel Service personnel in Williamson County about a suspicious package on Dec 17, 2004.
A trained, drug sniffing dog was used to verify that the package contained drugs and a Williamson County state search warrant was obtained to open the package.
Found inside was 342 grams of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine. The package was addressed to Kim Robinson at her residence located in Johnson County.
Arrangements by law enforcement were made to deliver the package and then to search her residence after the package was delivered. On Dec. 18, 2004, after the package was signed for and delivered to Kim Robinson’s husband, Ranzy Robinson, at their residence, law enforcement officers entered the residence pursuant to an anticipatory search warrant issued by a state court in Johnson County.
The package was seized and the Robinsons were arrested. Both were questioned and admitted to receiving methamphetamine and to participating in the distribution of it between August 2004 and Dec. 18, 2004, from their residence.
Each admitted separately to receiving packages of methamphetamine on several other occasions during that period.
Their distributions involved a total of between 1.5 kilos and 2.2 kilos of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine during that period. Defendant Ranzy Robinson pled guilty to the same charges on April 1.
His sentencing date is at 10 a.m. on June 30. Ranzy Robinson, 36, also from Grantsburg, is in custody pending sentencing.
The case is being prosecuted by assistant U.S. Attorney Michael C. Carr.