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District of Maryland

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Middle River Heroin Dealer Sentenced to 13 Years in Federal Prison

Arrested in Baltimore with 10 Kilograms of Heroin

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III, sentenced Lindell Robinson, age 46, of Middle River, Maryland, today to 13 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin.  Judge Russell also ordered that Robinson must forfeit his vehicle and $16,000 in cash recovered during the investigation.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Assistant Special Agent in Charge Don A. Hibbert of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) - Washington Field Division; and Colonel Woodrow Jones, Chief of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police.

According to Robinson’s plea agreement, on February 6, 2018, co-defendant Stanley Rodgers took delivery of a bag containing 10 kilograms of heroin from two unidentified males in Howard County, Maryland.  Rodgers returned to his residence and awaited the arrival of Robinson.  A short time later, Robinson arrived at Rodgers’ residence, took the 10 kilograms of heroin, and drove to downtown Baltimore, where he was arrested by DEA agents.  The 10 kilograms of heroin, which had a wholesale value of approximately $700,000, was recovered from Robinson’s vehicle.  

On June 25, 2018, Judge Russell sentenced Rodgers, age 60, of Baltimore, Maryland to 14 years in prison for his role in the conspiracy.

United States Attorney Robert K. Hur praised the DEA and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Hur thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys James G. Warwick and David Metcalf, who prosecuted the case.

Drug Trafficking
Marcia Murphy (410) 209-4854
Updated July 11, 2018