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Saint Paul Felon Charged With Heroin Distribution, Illegal Possession Of Six Firearms

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

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced a federal indictment charging PHELIXIS FITZGERALD MAR ROBINSON, a/k/a “Storm,” 44, with possession and distribution of heroin and firearms violations. ROBINSON was arrested and made an initial appearance today before Magistrate Judge Steven E. Rau in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minnesota.

According to the allegations in the indictment, in March 2019, ROBINSON distributed heroin and knowingly possessed, with the intent to distribute, more than one kilogram of heroin. ROBINSON was also in possession of six firearms, including a Glock model 22 .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol, a Taurus model Protector .38 caliber revolver, a Beretta model 96 .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol, a Glock model 30 .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol, a Bersa model Thunder .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol, and a SCCY model CPX-2 9mm semi-automatic pistol. The firearms and more than $545,000 in cash were seized by law enforcement from two separate storage lockers belonging to ROBINSON. Because he is a felon, ROBINSON is prohibited under federal law from possessing any type of firearm at any time.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Anoka-Hennepin Narcotics and Violent Crime Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, an initiative that brings together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.

Assistant United States Attorney Thomas Calhoun-Lopez is prosecuting the case.


Defendant Information:


St. Paul, Minn.


  • Possession with intent to distribute heroin, 1 count
  • Distribution of heroin, 1 count
  • Felon in possession of firearms, 1 count





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United States Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota: (612) 664-5600


The charges contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated May 28, 2019

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