Robert Goins Leeper Receives 21 Year Prison Sentence For Conspiracy To Distribute Methamphetamine
GREENEVILLE, TE (STL.News) On April 5, 2021, Robert Goins Leeper, 52, currently of Clarksville, was sentenced by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Greeneville.
As part of the plea agreement filed with the court, Leeper pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with one count of Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with the Intent to Distribute 50 Grams or More of Actual Methamphetamine, U.S.C. 21 U.S.C. § § 846, 841(a)(1), and (b)(1)(A). Leeper was sentenced to 262 months (21.8 years) in prison, followed by five years of supervised release.
In the spring of 2017, local and federal agencies coordinated an investigation into a methamphetamine distribution organization operating in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Leeper was identified as a member of the conspiracy, and it was determined that Leeper conspired with others to distribute hundreds of pounds of methamphetamine into upper northeast Tennessee. Leeper used co-defendants to transport pounds of methamphetamine from California to Tennessee, and he then distributed the methamphetamine to other co-defendants for further distribution. Additionally, Leeper possessed firearms during the conspiracy to protect himself and others during drug transactions.