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VANCOUVER MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR COCAINE TRAFFICKING
Drugs and Cash Seized at Defendant’s Home

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 4, 2008

ROBIE T. CARTER, 43, of Vancouver, Washington, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to five years in prison and five years of supervised release for Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute. At sentencing U.S. District Judge Ronald B. Leighton told CARTER the distribution of cocaine is “activity which destroys the fabric of families and communities, and people who profit from that activity deserve to be punished.”

In his guilty plea on October 10, 2007, CARTER admitted that during 2007, in Clark County, he was involved in selling and distributing cocaine. On March 22, 2007, a search warrant was executed at CARTER’s residence on NE 16th Avenue, in Vancouver, Washington. More than 500 grams of cocaine intended for distribution and a small quantity of cocaine base (“crack”) was recovered, along with $15,900 cash from the sale of cocaine, and distribution paraphernalia, including drug scales. Inside a night stand by his bed was a loaded Glock 22 .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol. All of this contraband was seized by law enforcement.

This case was investigated by the Clark-Skamania Task Force, Vancouver Police Department, Camas Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration, Portland, Oregon.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ronald J. Friedman.

For additional information please contact Emily Langlie, Public Affairs Officer for the United States Attorney’s Office, at (206) 553-4110.

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