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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maryland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Baltimore Heroin Dealer And Career Offender Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Davon Robinson, age 35, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute heroin.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Assistant Special Agent in Charge Gary Tuggle of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office; and Commissioner Anthony W. Batts of the Baltimore Police Department.

According to Robinson’s plea agreement, on October 30, 2012, Baltimore Police officers observed several traffic violations by a red Lexus and initiated a traffic stop. One officer approached the driver’s side of the car and saw the driver, later identified as Robinson, with an open bag in his lap. The bag contained a number of clear plastic bags with gel caps containing a tan powder, which the officer believed to be heroin. Robinson quickly shoved the bag to his feet and tried to kick it under the seat. The officer instructed Robinson to get out of the car. Robinson tried to run away, but the officers grabbed him and restrained him. Robinson was searched and officers recovered a plastic back with four gel caps of heroin and $809 in cash. The car was also searched and officers recovered the plastic bag which contained 850 gel caps of heroin. The total weight of the heroin was approximately 174 grams.

Robinson admits that he is a career offender based on three previous drug convictions

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the DEA and Baltimore Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth S. Clark, who prosecuted the case.

Updated January 26, 2015