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Four Alachua County Residents Arrested For Federal Drug-Trafficking Crimes

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

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA – Four residents of Alachua, Florida, have been arrested on federal criminal
complaints alleging an armed, drug-trafficking conspiracy. The criminal complaints were announced
by Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

The defendants arrested are:

●    Lorenza Aaron Durr, Jr., 29, Alachua, Florida;
●    Elboric Quadarius Robinson, 29, Alachua, Florida;
●    Morris Robinson, 55, Alachua, Florida; and
●    Roddrae Antonio Williams, 28, Alachua, Florida

The charged defendants face penalties of up to life imprisonment and fines of up to $5,000,000.

The complaints and arrests resulted from an extensive investigation by the FBI Jacksonville Violent
Gang Safe Streets Task Force with support from the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force
(OCDETF). This joint federal, state, and local cooperative targeted the “4K” drug trafficking
organization that allegedly conspired to distribute various controlled substances including
cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana. During the operation, over 80 agents,
officers, and other law enforcement personnel successfully made arrests and executed 5 search
warrants on properties allegedly involved in drug trafficking.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement
Administration, the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, the University of Florida Police Department,
the Gainesville Police Department, the Alachua Police Department, the Marion County Sheriff's
Office and the Florida Highway Patrol. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States
Attorney James A. McCain.

The OCDETF approach to combating drug trafficking is the nation’s primary tool for disrupting and
dismantling major drug trafficking organizations, targeting national and regional level drug

trafficking organizations, and coordinating the necessary law enforcement entities and resources to
disrupt and dismantle the targeted criminal organization and seize its assets.

A criminal complaint is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of federal
criminal law and is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a
fair trial, during which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable
doubt at trial.

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida is one of 94 offices that
serve as the nation’s principal litigators under the direction of the Attorney General. To access
public court documents online, please visit the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of
website. For more information about the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern
District of Florida, visit


U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Florida
(850) 216-3845

Updated May 28, 2020

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