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Kevin Cobb was found Guilty on 16 criminal counts
April 20, 2007

Press Release For Immediate Release April 20, 2007

(Hamilton, Ohio) The Butler County Prosecutor announced today the successful prosecution of a violent and dangerous drug dealer. Kevin Cobb, a 19-year old West Chester man, was found Guilty today by a jury on all 16 criminal counts which included: Felonious Assault, Unlawful Sexual Contact with a Minor, Abduction, Retaliation, 2 counts of Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Heroin, Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs, 3 counts of Trafficking in Heroin, 4 counts of Trafficking in Crack Cocaine, and Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity.

On June 15, 2006, the West Chester Police Department was alerted to the criminal conduct of Kevin Cobb, after his 16 year-old girlfriend came to the police station stating that the defendant beat her with a gun a few days earlier. The WCPD conducted a search warrant on Mr. Cobb’s residence and found 3 guns, a large amount of cocaine and heroin, and over $31,000 in cash.

After an investigation, the Defendant was charged with Unlawful Sexual Contact with a Minor, Felonious Assault, Abduction, Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Heroin. Then, after posting bond, Cobb conducted numerous drug transactions involving large quanities of heroin and crack cocaine and began making threats against the juvenile victim and her family. Shortly after the threats were made, the victim was attacked at a bus stop and her home was burglarized and ransacked.

Defendant has no prior record.

Cobb will be sentenced on May 23, 2007 at 8:30 a.m. before Judge Sage. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of 61 years in prison.

Prosecutor Piper stated, “This case involved violence, guns and heroin. Thankfully the jury saw through this "bad actor". Cobb was found guilty on a 16 count indictment, which is a strong message to those who dabble with guns, violence and drugs. He undoubtedly will receive a very significant sentence. I don’t know when these young people are going to realize that violence and drugs will only lead to a very unhappy life-this guy is going to end up in prison.”

“We are thankful the jury didn’t get misled by the defense’s attempt to justify Cobb’s conduct and to point the finger in misleading directions. The West Chester Police Department did an outstanding job in collecting evidence to support the charges,” Prosecutor Piper concluded.

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