News Release
July 21, 2006

Defendent Gets 40 Years For Drug Trafficking

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – United States Attorney Sheldon J. Sperling announced that GLENN VINCENT ROBINSON, age 42, of Adair County, Oklahoma was resentenced today in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, at Muskogee. U.S. District Senior Judge James H. Payne presided over today’s sentencing.

“The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit upheld and affirmed the defendant’s convictions for two counts of attempted manufacture of methamphetamine and two counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense,” explained U.S. Attorney Sperling. “The Court remanded the case back to the District Court for resentencing, due to changes in federal sentencing guideline law.”

“The original sentence was 555 months in federal prison, ordered by Judge Payne in April 2004,” reported U.S. Attorney Sperling. “Today, using the United States Sentencing Guidelines as an advisory guideline, Judge Payne ordered the defendant resentenced to forty (40) years in prison."

"As with other federal sentences, the prison term will be served without parole," U.S. Attorney Sperling observed. “The sentence for one of the gun crimes was reduced by Congress from ten years to five years, so the Court entered a five year sentence on that count.”

United States Attorney Sheldon J. Sperling and First Assistant United States Attorney Robert Gay Guthrie tried the case for the United States. FAUSA Guthrie represented the United States at the resentencing today.

“At the end of the day, the defendant was sentenced to a total of 40 years in prison without parole, for drug and gun crimes. The message is clear – commit a federal gun crime, and you will do a serious amount of prison time,” noted U. S. Attorney Sperling.

ROBINSON was convicted on December 5, 2003 after a one week jury trial for two counts of attempting to manufacture methamphetamine and two counts of carrying and possessing firearms during and in relation to and in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes. “A special verdict was rendered that the first attempt involved more than 50 grams of pure meth and more than 500 grams of a mixture or substance containing meth,” U.S. Attorney Sperling recalled.

“On March 22, 2002, ROBINSON had been the subject of a Stilwell police traffic stop which netted four chamber-loaded firearms and an extensive meth lab in the bed of his truck.”

“On March 21, 2003, after defendant’s release on bond and during the time a failure to appear Adair County bench warrant was outstanding, ROBINSON lay low in a wooded Nicut area in Sequoyah County.”

An off-duty highway patrolman and two companions were riding four-wheelers on a county road in search of hunting areas. They spotted a truck stuck in the mud in a clearing by the nearby woods and stopped to see if they could render assistance. They encountered ROBINSON at his secluded camp site. During an ensuing conversation, the trooper developed probable cause, unloaded the defendant’s 30 caliber M-1 rifle, won a struggle over a nearby satchel, which was later found to contain a loaded pistol, and held the defendant at bay while a friend summoned the law. An array of meth equipment, chemical and product was seized.

The joint investigation was conducted by the Stilwell Police Department, Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration.