A Kansas City man was the last of 20 people convicted in a federal PCP trafficking case after a jury found him guilty on Wednesday.
Antonio L. Robertson, 37, was indicted in 2013 when prosecutors accused him of distributing at least a kilogram of PCP over six years and conspiring to launder money. As a group, the defendants were accused of distributing more than 85 kilograms of PCP.
Prosecutors said Robertson purchased PCP from Walter Deandre Sorrells, 39, of Blue Springs, who pleaded guilty in the case. Also known as “Juice,” “Waterboy” and “Walt,” Sorrells admitted that he bought PCP in California and sold it in smaller quantities in the Kansas City area, prosecutors said. According to a plea agreement, Sorrells is expected to be sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.
Robertson and 15 other defendants remain to be sentenced. Robertson faces between five and 40 years in prison.
The 20 defendants together face a fine of $814,000, which the government calculated based on the amount of money made from selling PCP. Prosecutors said the group sold the PCP for about $200 per ounce. The fine also included smaller quantities of cocaine and crack.