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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist

March 3, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Third Defendant Sentenced as to Fairmont Drug House

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - A 53 year old Fairmont, West virginia, resident was sentenced on March 2, 2011, in United States District Court in Clarksburg by Judge Irene M. Keeley.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: WILLIE E. ROBINSON, JR. was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day imprisonment to be followed by 2 years of supervised release. ROBINSON entered a plea of guilty on December 1, 2010, to maintaining a drug-involved premise. ROBINSON, the father of Willie Jeron Robinson who was previously sentenced to 51 months imprisonment, allowed his son to live at his Fairmont residence and to sell drugs, both cocaine and cocaine base, from the residence. ROBINSON was not only aware of the drug dealing activity but was a customer. Following a controlled buy from the residence and other investigative activities, the Three Rivers Drug Task Force executed a search warrant of the residence on February 3, 2010. During the search, agents seized cocaine, cocaine base, nearly $3,400 in drug proceeds and a small baggie of cocaine in ROBINSON’s pocket. As part of his plea, ROBINSON agreed to forfeit the residence and abandon any claim to the currency seized, admitting he was aware that more than one pound of cocaine had been sold from the house by his son and others. ROBINSON is the third person to be sentenced as part of the investigation and two others remain to be sentenced.

ROBINSON, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution on June 6, 2011, to allow him to finish medical treatment he is currently undergoing.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John C. Parr.

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