Meth Case That Began In 2005 Finally Concluded In Federal Court

Thursday, November 14, 2019

A meth case that began with a bust at the clubhouse of a motorcycle club in Cleveland in 2005 has finally been concluded in Federal Court.

Judge Sandy Mattice this week gave a sentence of "time served" to Robert Klein, who authorities said has not been in trouble and has continued to work since he went to trial in 2009.

Klein was initially indicted in 2007 along with Dennis Best and Thomas Kell.

The case began on July 8, 2005, when the Cleveland Police Department executed a search warrant at the clubhouse of the Limited Few Motorcycle Club at 973 Gaut St.

Police said they found 22 firearms, 1,748 rounds of ammunition, a meth lab, three grams of meth, drug paraphernalia, numerous baggies with cut corners, digital scales, two pyrotechnic explosive devices, two hand grenade simulators and a gas grenade.

Best was president of the club and lived in the clubhouse. Police said a distribution amount of meth along with a loaded gun was found in his bedroom. 

Best pleaded guilty and got a five-year prison sentence.

Charges were dismissed against Kell.

Klein chose to go to trial and won three out of the four counts from the jury.

Klein was found not guilty of attempt to manufacture meth, attemp to manufacture five grams or more of meth and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

He was ruled guilty of possession of equipment or chemicals used in the manufacture of meth.

Samuel Robinson III has been his attorney throughout the case and Chris Poole has been the prosecutor.

 

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