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Fayetteville Man Sentenced for Drug Distribution and Firearm Offenses

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina

RALEIGH – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that Friday in federal court, Chief United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced DENNIS ROBINSON, 26, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, to 124 months imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release.

ROBINSON was named in an Indictment filed on August 14, 2018, charging him with possession with intent to distribute AB-FUBINACA, a synthetic cannabinoid, and marijuana, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and felon in possession of a firearm.  On November 15, 2018, ROBINSON pled guilty. 

According to the investigation, ROBINSON possessed distributable amounts of AB-FUBINACA and marijuana, as well as three rifles in December 2017. ROBINSON had previously been convicted of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon in 2013.

This case was implemented through the Take Back North Carolina Initiative of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina.  This initiative emphasizes the regional assignment of federal prosecutors to work with law enforcement and District Attorney’s Offices in those communities on a sustained basis to reduce the violent crime rate, drug trafficking, and crimes against law enforcement.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Fayetteville Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  Assistant United States Attorney Lucy Partain represented the government.

Updated March 25, 2019

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