A Richmond man was sentenced to 240 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
Kevin Lee Bennett, 29, pled guilty to the charges on October 27 before receiving the 20-year sentence on Wednesday.
According to court documents, on around the date of February 21, 2014, Richmond Police Department officers executed a search warrant at Bennett’s Riichmond residence. In the kitchen they found approximately fifteen grams of cocaine base, two digital scales and several plastic baggies of the type used to distribute crack cocaine. The offices also found three different firearms, one of which was in the bed with Bennett and his wife. The two other guns were located in the kitchen with the narcotics, one of which was in a safe. Officers also recovered $6,080 from the safe.
In a post-arrest interview, Bennett admitted to selling narcotics over the prior two years. He also admitted that he intended to sell the narcotics that were found in his home, and that had accumulated the $6,080 over a period of time from selling narcotics.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Richmond III Field Office and the Richmond Police Department Special Investigations Division-Narcotics Unit.