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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Four Members of Conspiracy that Trafficked Methamphetamine from California into Evansville Sentenced

EVANSVILLE- MARCH 7, 2023 - Seroy A. Mobley, 38, of Evansville, Indiana, was sentenced to 200 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and illegally possessing a firearm. He was the leader of the methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy, and the last of its four members to be sentenced.

According to court documents, between January and June of 2018, Seroy Mobley, Carl Kirkland, Seneca Binder, and Eric Wilkerson conspired to deal methamphetamine in Southern Indiana and Northern Kentucky. Mobley was the leader of the conspiracy, obtaining large amounts of methamphetamine from his source of supply, Kirkland. Kirkland shipped the meth from California to Evansville via U.S. mail. Mobley then distributed the narcotics to Binder and Wilkerson, who were mid-level distributors in the Evansville and Whitestown, Kentucky communities.

During the execution of a search warrant at Mobley’s Evansville residence, Evansville Police Department officers located a .38 caliber revolver, two digital scales, and 384 grams of meth in an infant’s room.

Mobley is legally prohibited from possessing a firearm due to his previous state conviction for cocaine possession and federal conviction for armed drug trafficking. Mobley was released from federal prison for his prior conviction on June 25, 2015, and was still on federal supervised release when he was arrested for his role in the January 2018 conspiracy.

In total, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Evansville Police Department seized 25 pounds of methamphetamine and a .38 caliber revolver involved in the conspiracy.

As of today, all four defendants have been sentenced as follows:

  • Seroy Mobley, 38, of Evansville, IN Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine Illegally, possessing a firearm 16.6 years’ imprisonment,5 years supervised release 3 years’ license revocation

  • Carl Kirkland, 57,of Antioch, California,Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine,10 years’ imprisonment,5 years supervised release

  • Seneca Binder, 41, of Evansville, IN Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine10 years’ imprisonment,5 years supervised release

  • Eric Wilkerson, 41, of Whitestown, Kentucky, Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine,15 years’ imprisonment,5 years supervised release

Zachary A. Myers, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana and Michael Gannon, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s Indianapolis Field Office made the announcement.

“The methamphetamine ravaging our families and neighborhoods doesn’t come from nowhere,” said Zachary A. Myers, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. “Drug traffickers like those convicted in this case bring this poison from thousands of miles away and pump it onto our streets. We will continue to work with our partners at the DEA and Evansville Police Department to dismantle these meth trafficking conspiracies and hold them accountable.”

The DEA investigated this case with valuable assistance provided by the Evansville Police Department. The sentences were imposed by U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Young. Judge U.S. Attorney Myers thanked Assistant United States Attorney Lauren M. Wheatley, who prosecuted this case.

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