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Kansas Addiction Center Owner Charged With Trafficking After Police Allegedly Find Drugs And Cash In His Car

Prosecutors said Kansas City Police found 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and other pills along with a digital scale and plastic bags when searching the treatment center owner's vehicle.

By Jill Sederstrom
Trevor Robinson

A Kansas addiction treatment center owner has been charged with drug trafficking after prosecutors said he was discovered with a stash of narcotics, including methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin.

Trevor J. Robinson, 44, who owns and operates the Olathe, Kansas opioid addiction clinic Nuvista LLC, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on five counts of drug trafficking, according to a statement from the Western District of Missouri U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Robinson was arrested in October after he was pulled over by Kansas City police officers in his 2014 Maserati for an outstanding warrant.

Prosecutors said police discovered a plastic bag containing 15 white round pills in his front pocket and $900 in his wallet. When they searched his vehicle, they say they also found a grey backpack on the front passenger’s seat with a digital scale, small plastic bags, approximately 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, marijuana and various pills including ecstasy.

Officers also found a leather-bound ledger notebook and $12,548 in cash.

Robinson is now facing charges for one count each of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and ecstasy, prosecutors said. He remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing, according to the prosecutors' statement. 

Nuvista is a Suboxone clinic in the Kansas City suburb that touts its ability to “free your brain from addiction” to opioids on its website.

“We understand that addiction is a real condition of the brain, not a failure on your part,” the website states. “We will work with you to fight back against the condition until you are free from addiction and ready to move forward with your life.”

As of Monday afternoon, Robinson was still listed on the website as the clinic’s case coordinator and office manager. It described his role at the center as someone who “oversees the daily operations and coordinates all patient services” of the facility.

A call to their office was not returned.

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