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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Central District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Danville Man Sentenced to 108 Months in Prison for Distributing Methamphetamine

Urbana, Ill. – A Danville, Ill., man, Demaje Robinson-Potts, 23, has been sentenced to 108 months in prison for distributing crystal methamphetamine and fentanyl together with his brother and codefendant, D’Vaughnte Robinson, on September 16, 2020. Robinson was previously sentenced to the same prison term for his role in the brothers’ scheme.

At Robinson-Potts’s sentencing hearing, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mihm emphasized the seriousness of Robinson-Potts’s crime, noting that fentanyl is a “curse” on the community and that methamphetamine poses significant danger to its users and the public. Judge Mihm also found Robinson-Potts responsible for a firearm that investigators located in the brothers’ shared residence during a search of the home on September 17, 2020.

Robinson-Potts was convicted of distributing methamphetamine following a guilty plea on January 15, 2021.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (Terre-Haute, IN) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Terre Haute, IN) investigated the case with assistance from the Vermilion Metropolitan Enforcement Group and the Vigo County Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Rachel Ritzer represented the government in the prosecution.

Updated October 19, 2021