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Robinson Antwain Guilty Verdict

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 11, 2011

 

DRUG DEALER FACES LIVE IMPRISONMENT

BATON ROUGE, LA – United States Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux, Jr. announced that a federal jury convicted ANTWAIN ROBINSON, age 35, of Denham Springs, Louisiana, on a charge of possession with the intent to distribute fifty grams or more of “crack” cocaine.

On November 9, 2009, law enforcement agents executed a search warrant at a residence in Hammond, Louisiana, where they found and seized approximately 181 grams of “crack” cocaine. A few days before, ROBINSON had sold approximately two ounces of “crack” cocaine from this house.

ROBINSON has two prior convictions for possession with the intent to distribute cocaine. One conviction occurred on March 11, 1996, in East Baton Rouge Parish, where he was ordered to serve seven years imprisonment at hard labor. The second conviction arose on January 16, 2001, in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. He was ordered to serve a term of imprisonment of fifteen years.

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Ralph E. Tyson presided over the two day jury trial. Assistant United States Attorneys Robert W. Piedrahita and J. Lane Ewing, Jr. prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

ROBINSON faces a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment and a maximum fine of $8,000,000. Judge Tyson will sentence the defendant following the completion of a pre-sentence investigation.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Hammond City Police.

 

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