Jury finds Elizabethton man guilty in drug case

Published 11:03 am Thursday, May 19, 2016

Robert Webster

Robert Webster

On Tuesday a Carter County jury convicted a local man of three counts of selling crack cocaine, including one count that alleged he sold the drug within a school zone.
The jury found Robert Landon Webster, 29, of Elizabethton, guilty of two counts of the sale of Schedule II drugs and one count of the sale of Schedule II drugs within a school zone. The sales occurred on three dates in March 2015 with the Elizabethton Police Department conducting the controlled buys with the use of an undercover operative.
Webster is set for sentencing on these convictions on July 5. He faces a minimum sentence of 15 years on the school zone count with no possibility of parole. The minimum sentence for the other two counts is 8 years.
In addition to this case which Webster was convicted on, he has two other cases pending before Carter County Criminal Court involving alleged drug offenses.
In a case from 2014, Webster is charged with simple possession of Schedule VI drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. That case began in General Sessions Court and was later bound over to Criminal Court.
In March of this year, Webster was indicted by a Carter County Grand Jury on two counts of the sale of Schedule II drugs and two counts of the possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Those charges are related to an investigation by the Carter County Sheriff’s Office.

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