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Highlands County Man Sentenced to 13 Years in Federal Prison for Armed Drug Trafficking

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

MIAMI – Oscar Robinson, 67, of Sebring, Florida, has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for armed drug trafficking. Following his guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

On July 21, 2021, Robinson distributed crack cocaine from his residence in Sebring, Florida. On January 21, 2022, Robinson again distributed crack cocaine from his residence. On February 1, 2022, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Robinson’s residence, during which they seized a loaded Smith & Wesson, .357 caliber revolver, several grams of crack cocaine, a detailed drug ledger, and $10,900.00.

Robinson has prior felony convictions from the State of Florida for, among other things, assault with intent to commit robbery, aggravated assault with a firearm, possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, sale of cocaine, and sale of cocaine.

U.S. Attorney Markenzy Lapointe for the Southern District of Florida and Special Agent in Charge Deanne L. Reuter of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Miami Field Division, announced the sentence imposed by U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore.

DEA Miami investigated the case, with assistance from the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael D. Porter prosecuted it.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at or at under case number 22-cr-14064.



Public Affairs Unit

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Southern District of Florida

Updated July 7, 2023

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses