Going to prison for selling meth to undercover cop from inside his vehicle's gas cap twice

Going to prison for selling meth to undercover cop from inside his vehicle’s gas cap twice

(As originally published, Fri, January 26th 2024)

TAMPA, Fla. (TND) — A Florida man pleaded guilty to five federal drug charges and faces decades in prison for each.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Robert Jones IV, a/k/a “Klout,” sold methamphetamine to an undercover police officer in February and March 2023.

The feds cited court documents showing “Jones hid the methamphetamine inside the gas cap of his vehicle” during each of those transactions.

Then, he drove to a meeting location in St. Petersburg where the cop took the drugs while Jones remained inside his vehicle.

Going to prison for selling meth to undercover cop from inside his vehicle's gas cap twice
Robert Jones IV pleaded guilty to four counts of distributing methamphetamine and one count of possessing methamphetamine with intent to deliver, 2023. (Pinellas Co. Sheriff’s Office)

Also, “Law enforcement officers recovered assorted drug paraphernalia,” from inside Jones’ Tampa home, “including a digital scale, plastic resealable bags, a heat seal, and distribution quantities of methamphetamine.”

Jones, 24, pleaded guilty to four counts of distributing methamphetamine — which could each get him 20 years in prison — and one count of possessing methamphetamine with intent to deliver, which could get him 40 years.

A sentencing date has not yet been set.

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