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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Berkeley County man sentenced to five years for firearms charge

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Travis Jerome Robinson, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to five years incarceration for possessing a firearm during a drug crime, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Robinson, age 34, pled guilty to one count of “Possessing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime” in March 2018. Robinson admitted to having a .40-caliber handgun while possessing and intending to distribute heroin in May 2017 in Jefferson County, West Virginia.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority. In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.
 

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated June 19, 2018