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Peoria Man Sentenced to 81 Months in Prison for Federal Firearm and Drug Offenses

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of Illinois

PEORIA, Ill. – A Peoria, Illinois man, Detrey D. Robinson, 28, of the 1800 block of West Ann Street, was sentenced on April 17, 2024, to a total of 81 months in the Bureau of Prisons, to be followed by a three-year term of supervised release, for the following offenses:

     Count 1:  Felon in Possession of a Firearm, 21 months.

     Count 2:  Possession of a Machine Gun, 21 months.

     Count 3:  Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute, 21 months.

     Count 4:  Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, 60 months.

Counts 1 through 3 will be served concurrently, with the sentence on the 4th Count to be consecutive to the other three Counts, as mandated by statute.

At the sentencing hearing before U.S. District Judge James E. Shadid, the government established that on June 22, 2023, agents from the Peoria Area Federal Firearms Task Force executed a federal search warrant at Robinson’s residence on W. Ann Street in Peoria. Robinson, a felon, was located inside the residence, along with a loaded AR-15, 5.56 caliber rifle, a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol, and a 9mm Glock pistol. The Glock pistol was loaded as well and was equipped with a high-capacity extended ammunition magazine. The gun was further equipped with an auto-sear, commonly referred to as a “switch”. The switch enabled the pistol to fire as a fully automatic machinegun. In addition to the firearms, several drugs and drug-related items were found in Robinson’s bedroom, including cocaine, a scale, and over 200 plastic baggies consistent with those used in trafficking illicit drugs. 

Robinson was originally charged by a criminal complaint filed in June 2023, followed by a four-count indictment in July 2023. He pleaded guilty to all 4 counts in November 2023. Robinson has been in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since his arrest in June 2023.

The statutory penalties are as follows; Felon in Possession of a Firearm is up to 15 years imprisonment; Possession of a Machine Gun, up to 10 years imprisonment; Possession of a Controlled Substance, up to 20 years imprisonment; and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, 5 years to life, to run consecutive to the other charges.

The Peoria Area Federal Firearms Task Force, comprised of agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Peoria Police Department; the Peoria County Sheriff’s Department; Illinois Department of Corrections; and the Illinois State Police, investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ronald L. Hanna represented the government in the prosecution.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Updated April 18, 2024

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