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16 people involved in 'Operation Ice Mama' receive sentence

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Posted at 3:29 PM, Jun 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-16 05:44:53-04

SARASOTA, Fla.  — The 16 people involved in the 2019 "Operation Ice Mama" drug trafficking investigation are sentenced.

In May 2019, the Special Investigations Section conducted an undercover investigation targeted to pin down a large drug trafficking team that was trafficking methamphetamine throughout Sarasota.

During the investigation, 287.82 grams of meth, two firearms, and various illicit drugs were seized.

As the court system briefly shut down due to COVID, the cases progressed through the judicial system.

Last week the final defendant in the case took a plea.

The charges provided by the Desoto County Sheriff’s of the 16 people involved, who all plead guilty, are listed below:

  • Jennifer Lambert – 10 years Department of Corrections/ 5 years’ Probation 
  • Robbie Cain – 10 years Department of Corrections / 5 years’ Probation 
  • Randy Greene – 10 years Department of Corrections / 5 years’ Probation 
  • Erik Walker – 7 years Department of Corrections / 18 months’ Probation 
  • Walter Lint- 5 years Department of Corrections 
  • Scott Hill- 3 years Department of Corrections
  • Ronda Gibson- 3 years Department of Corrections / 2 years’ Probation 
  • Bobby Jo Whiting- 2 years Department of Corrections
  • Heather Johnson- 1 year County Jail/ 2 years’ Probation 
  • Drew Tilson- 1 year County Jail/ 18 months’ Probation 
  • Jimalee Willis- 4 months County Jail/ 3 years’ Probation 
  • Joseph Hochberg- 6 months County Jail
  • Robert McMullen- 90 days County Jail/1-year Probation 
  • William Williams- 5 years’ Probation 
  • Casey Ross- 5 years’ Probation 
  • Patricia Greene- 5 years’ Probation