Terre Haute man sentenced to 23 years for role in cross-country drug trafficking operation

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – A Terre Haute man will spend the next 23 years in federal prison for his role in a major drug trafficking operation.

Robin Lennox, 49, previously pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, according to United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler.

“Those individuals who choose to illegally peddle drugs into our neighborhoods by mail or through other means, thereby endangering our citizens will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” said Minkler.

In 2017 and 2018, Lennox regularly purchased large quantities of drugs from Arizona and had the drugs mailed to him in Terre Haute.

Lennox would then distribute the drugs to other dealers in the Terre Haute area.

Law enforcement intercepted packages containing multiple pounds of methamphetamine as well as fentanyl.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Vigo County Drug Task Force and Terre Haute Police Department.

“The Terre Haute Police Department is grateful for our continued partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration as well as the U.S. Attorney’s Office,” said THPD Det. Brian Bourbeau. “We recognize that their relentless effort to pursue criminals in the Wabash Valley creates a safer environment for everyone.”

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Pamela S Domash, Lennox must serve five years of supervised release after his sentence.

Codefendants Eric Bright, Bobby Shewmake and Lauren Coomes were previously sentenced to 120, 70 and 32 months of imprisonment, respectively.

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