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Columbia man sentenced 22 years on federal charges for drug trafficking, gun charges

Robert Jevon Bean
Cole County Sheriff's Office
Robert Jevon Bean


A Columbia man on Monday was sentenced for federal drug and gun charges, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.

Robert Jevon Bean, 37, was sentenced to 22 years, six months in prison without parole, the release states. He pleaded guilty on Nov. 30 to to one count of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and one count of having a gun in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime. He is currently being held at the Cole County Jail.

According to the release, Bean was stopped by Columbia police officers on June 22, 2022, and had 12.5 grams of fentanyl. Police conducted a search warrant at Bean’s apartment and found his child home alone with unsecured guns, the release says.

Bean allegedly told investigators that he paid $1,400 per ounce for the approximately two ounces of fentanyl they found at his apartment. Bean sold fentanyl for $210 per gram, the release says. Based on Bean’s statements, he has sold at least 8.8 pounds of fentanyl from a source in Detroit, Michigan, and approximately two ounces in St. Louis, the release states. The release also states he would take guns in a trade for drugs.

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