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WEDNESDAY - August 10, 2011

WASHINGTON DRUG DEALER RECEIVES FEDERAL PRISON SENTENCE

NEW BERN - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today United State District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced ERIC LAMONT ROBERSON, 30, of Washington, North Carolina to 120 months’ imprisonment followed by five years’ supervised release.

A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on February 16, 2011, charging ROBERSON with two counts of possessing with the intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine and one count of possession a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. On April 26, 2011, ROBERSON pled guilty to the charges.

According to the investigation, from 2008 to 2009, ROBERSON distributed quantities of cocaine and crack cocaine in Eastern North Carolina. From controlled purchases and seizures, it is estimated that ROBERSON sold approximately 8,034.36 grams of cocaine, 70.87 grams of crack cocaine, and 1.2 grams of marijuana during this time period.

The investigation further revealed that on January 13, 2009, law enforcement found ROBERSON to be in possession of 7 grams of cocaine, a .45 caliber pistol, and $2,780 in United States currency. On November 3, 2009, law enforcement attempted a traffic stop of the vehicle being driven by ROBERSON. As he tried to make his escape, ROBERSON collided with several law enforcement vehicles. ROBERSON was apprehended during a foot chase. Officers found 114 grams of cocaine on ROBERSON.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office and the Greenville Police Department. Special Assistant United States Attorney Glenn Perry was the assigned Prosecutor.Mr. Perry is a prosecutor with the Pitt County District Attorney’s Office.District Attorney Clark Everett has assigned him to the United States Attorney’s Office to prosecute federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force criminal matters.This has been made possible by a grant funded by the Governor’s Crime Commission.

 

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