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Press Release

Drug Dealer Who Stold Police Car Sentenced

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Georgia

Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that Terrance Robinson, 29, of Fitzgerald, Georgia, was sentenced on Monday, October 28, 2013, to 360 months imprisonment for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.  Sentence was imposed by the Honorable Hugh Lawson, Senior United States District Judge sitting in Valdosta, Georgia.

Mr. Robinson entered a plea of guilty on July 29, 2013, to one count of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.  Mr. Johnson was stopped by officers with the Tift County Sheriff’s Office on May 23, 2012 on Ferry Lake Road near Ocilla, Georgia for a traffic violation.  In entering his plea of guilty, Mr. Robinson admitted that after the police stopped his car, he struggled with officers and ultimately fled in a stolen police car with other officers in pursuit.  During the subsequent chase, the stolen police car driven by Mr. Robinson was involved in a head-on collision with another police car, and Mr. Robinson was ultimately caught after trying to escape on foot.  Upon searching Mr. Robinson’s car, officers located 21 plastic baggies containing 404.2 grams of crack cocaine.

“This significant sentence properly punishes Mr. Robinson for his illegal drug dealing and endangerment of law enforcement and the public,” said United States Attorney Michael Moore.  “It should serve as a reminder to anyone who participates in illegal drug activity that you can run from the law, but you will be caught.”

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force and the Tift County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney Peter Leary is handling the prosecution for the Government.

Inquiries regarding the case should be directed to Sue McKinney, Public Affairs Specialist, United States Attorney's Office at (478) 621-2602.

Updated February 19, 2015