ROBERT S. WILSON (d.o.b. 8/11/1954), of Hollister, Missouri, was sentenced to twelve (12) years in prison Thursday, by Taney County Circuit Court Judge Mark Orr for the class B felony of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, as a persistent felony drug offender. Wilson had previously been found guilty by Judge Orr following a bench trial held on November 16, 2011.
The felony drug charge resulted from a search warrant served by Taney County Sheriffâ€™s Office detectives, in cooperation with agents from the C.O.M.E.T. drug task force, at 1941 State Highway BB, in Hollister, on February 28, 2008. The search warrant was issued after an ongoing investigation by detectives into suspected methamphetamine sales being made from that address. During the search of the premises, officers discovered methamphetamine, scales, baggies, and about $13,000.00 in cash. It was determined through investigation and a utility bill found on the premises that Wilson lived at the property.