KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The previous proprietor of an Olathe, Kansas, clinic that handled opioid habit has been sentenced in federal court docket for possessing methamphetamine to distribute.
Trevor J. Robinson, 46, of Olathe, Kan., was sentenced by U.S. District Decide Gary A. Fenner on Tuesday, Jan. 10, to 11 years and three months in federal jail with out parole.
Robinson owned and operated Nuvista, LLC, a Suboxone outpatient clinic in Olathe for people with opioid habit, from June 2013 till his arrest in October 2020, after which the enterprise closed. On Nov. 3, 2021, Robinson pleaded responsible to at least one depend of possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.
Based on court docket paperwork, Robinson used the Nuvista clinic location to course of, retailer, and distribute methamphetamine. A confidential informant bought a pound of methamphetamine from Robinson throughout a managed transaction within the clinic’s car parking zone a number of days earlier than his arrest. Robinson additionally confirmed the confidential informant one other pound of methamphetamine contained in the Nuvista clinic that he was within the technique of changing from liquid to crystal.
Though the federal government doesn’t at the moment have proof Robinson bought medicine to particular shoppers of the clinic, in accordance with court docket paperwork, the proof does present he distributed medicine into the identical group he was making an attempt to service with remedy. Robinson was a large-scale provider and didn’t promote on to customers, who could be shoppers of the clinic. Due to this fact, the federal government maintains it’s doable the medicine he distributed made their solution to the addicts he was additionally treating.
Robinson admitted he was in possession of unlawful medicine when he was arrested by Kansas Metropolis cops on Oct. 22, 2020. Legislation enforcement officers had Robinson, who had an excellent arrest warrant, beneath surveillance at a Northland resort. Robinson carried out a number of quick conferences with people within the car parking zone. These conferences have been per hand-to-hand drug transactions. Robinson left the resort carrying a gray backpack, obtained into his Dodge Ram truck, and drove to a downtown parking storage. Robinson left his truck within the parking storage and drove away in his 2014 Maserati, which he parked on the road close by. Officers then surrounded the Maserati and arrested Robinson.
Robinson was in possession of a plastic bag that contained 15 white spherical tablets imprinted with “M30” in his entrance proper pocket and $900 in his pockets. Laboratory exams confirmed 14 of the tablets contained fentanyl and one tablet contained oxycodone.
Officers searched Robinson’s Maserati and located a gray backpack on the entrance passenger’s seat. The backpack contained a digital scale, plastic baggage that contained roughly 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine, plastic baggage that contained cocaine and heroin, a number of plastic baggage that contained numerous tablets, together with MDMA/ecstasy, a plastic bag that contained marijuana, $12,548 in money, two iPhones, and a leather-bound ledger pocket book.
After his arrest, Robinson informed investigators that he bought methamphetamine in ounce or pound portions. He admitted he purchased pound and kilogram portions of methamphetamine from at the least three completely different suppliers frequently. He paid $6,000 per pound of methamphetamine, which he bought for about $700 per ounce.
Based on court docket paperwork, Robinson has 4 prior felony convictions for drug trafficking in California from 1999 by way of 2003. He was launched to parole in 2005 and discharged from supervision in 2008.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Lawyer Ashleigh A. Ragner. It was investigated by the Kansas Metropolis, Mo., Police Division, the FBI, and the Northeast Kansas Drug Job Power.