On Thursday, December 8, 2016,Ronald Robison, 38, of Rolla, pleaded guilty to the Class B Felony of Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute. He was sentenced to fifteen (15) years in the Department of Corrections. The case was prosecuted by Phelps County Prosecuting Attorney Brendon Fox and Assistant Prosecutor Nick Chlysta.
At the plea hearing, the prosecutor recited the evidence for the Court. The evidence was that South Central Drug Task Force officers, assisted by other county law enforcement officers, executed a search warrant at Robison’s home in Phelps County. Upon their arrival, Robison had recently left the residence and went to an RV located on the property. Several baggies of methamphetamine were located throughout the house along with scales and baggies utilized in the sale of narcotics. Officers went to the RV, where they located a loaded 9MM assault rifle and a large amount of crystal methamphetamine. Robison was located hiding under the RV.
Reached for comment, Fox commended the investigation of this case. “Here is another case where the South Central Drug Task Force got another dangerous meth dealer off the streets. I shudder to think of the number of lives ruined by Ronald Robison and his kind.” Robison was sentenced as a persistent drug offender which makes him ineligible for probation or parole. “He will serve every single day of that 15 year sentence,” said Fox.