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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Stamford Man Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison for Drug Dealing, Violating Supervised Release

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that ALBERT LEE ROBINSON, 58, of Stamford, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 42 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing narcotics and for violating the conditions of his supervised release from a prior federal conviction.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on January 16, 2004, Judge Underhill sentenced Robinson to 188 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine.  Robinson was sentenced as a career offender based on prior convictions for burglary, narcotics and robbery offenses.  Robinson was released from prison in August 2017 and began serving his five-year term of supervised release.

On August 14, 2018, Stamford Police arrested Robinson on state charges after he was found in possession more than 300 bags of heroin and more than 200 bags of crack cocaine, as well as baggies of powder cocaine and a jar containing marijuana.  Officers also seized a digital scale and $2,052 in cash.

On September 5, 2018, a federal grand jury in New Haven returned an indictment charging Robinson with one count of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances.  The next day, members of the DEA’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force and Stamford Police Department executed a federal arrest warrant for Robinson.  At this time of his arrest, Robinson possessed a bag of powder cocaine on his person.

Robinson has been detained since his federal arrest on September 6.  On December 18, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances and admitted violating the conditions of his supervised release.

Judge Underhill sentenced Robinson to 42 months of imprisonment for distributing narcotics, and a concurrent 12-month sentence for violating the conditions of his supervised release.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Anthony E. Kaplan and Elena L. Coronado.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Updated April 24, 2019