Man pleads guilty, sentenced for drug trafficking in Buncombe Co.


BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NC (WSPA) – A man was sentenced to prison after he pleaded guilty to trafficking opium or heroin.

According to a news release from the District Attorney of Buncombe County, a judge sentenced Kenneth Lee Robbs, Jr., to a mandatory minimum of 70 months, maximum of 93 months, in prison.

Robbs was also fined $50,000.

According to the release, Asheville Police Department officers stopped Robbs for vehicle offenses on Nov. 21, 2017.

Robbs initally failed to stop for law enforcement, and once stopped officers searched the vehicle and found an empty plastic baggie with a white powder residue in the driver’s side of the vehicle, as well as a Taco Bell cup of pink lemonade with a powdery substance at the bottom of the cup.

The NC State Crime Lab confirmed the substance in the baggie and inside the cup was Fentanyl.

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