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Press Release

Baton Rouge Drug Dealer Sentenced to Federal Prison

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

United States Attorney Brandon J. Fremin announced today that U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson sentenced DERRICK REYMOND ROBINSON, a 37-year-old resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to 120 months in federal prison following his conviction of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.  ROBINSON’s sentence includes 5 years of supervised release following his term of imprisonment.  At the time of this offense, ROBINSON was on supervised release from a 2012 federal conviction of possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  ROBINSON was sentenced separately to an additional 24 months imprisonment for violating the terms of his supervision, to run concurrently. 

On November 22, 2016, officers from the Baton Rouge Police Department conducted a controlled purchase of marijuana at ROBINSON’s residence.  On November 23, 2016, a search warrant of that residence was executed wherein officers found a black cooler-type container that contained significant quantities of methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, oxycodone pills, and over 4000 Ecstasy (MEMA) pills in ROBINSON’s bedroom.  Officers also recovered a digital scale from the same container. 

U.S. Attorney Fremin stated, “This sentence should serve as a stark reminder to dope dealers in our district that our office is determined to use our resources to remove them from our streets so that our children can grow up in safe, drug free neighborhoods. I am very proud of the outstanding efforts of our prosecutors, the DEA and the Baton Rouge Police Department.”

“The successful prosecution of Derrick Robinson should put others who engage in this type of activity on notice:  if you sell drugs you will face federal charges and a lengthy prison sentence.  This offender’s sentence in federal prison sends a message of our unending resolve to pursue drug traffickers who wreak havoc in our communities,” said DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge Brad L. Byerley.

This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Baton Rouge Police Department.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Cam Le and Jennifer Kleinpeter, who also serves as a deputy criminal chief.   

Updated October 1, 2018

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