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Schenectady Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Crack and Powder Cocaine

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Terrance Robinson, a/k/a “Rico,” age 31, of Schenectady, New York, pled guilty today to distributing cocaine and cocaine base (a/k/a crack cocaine).

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Vadim D. Thomas, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

As part of his plea, Robinson admitted to selling a quantity of powder cocaine for $1,300 on September 1, 2016, to selling a quantity of powder cocaine for $1,500 on November 10, 2016, and to selling a quantity of crack cocaine for $170 on November 15, 2016.

Robinson faces up to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced on August 13, 2018 by Senior United States District Judge Gary L. Sharpe.  He also faces a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of at least 6 years and up to life.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.

This case was investigated by the FBI and its Capital District Safe Streets Gang Task Force, which includes members of the Schenectady Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.

Updated April 19, 2018

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