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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Fentanyl Trafficker who Illegally Possessed a Loaded Firearm Sentenced to 60 Months

PITTSBURGH, Pa – A former resident of Pittsburgh, PA has been sentenced in federal court to 60 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, on his convictions on federal narcotics and firearms charges, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Devon Robinson, age 30.  Robinson was detained after his initial appearance and will remain detained as he begins to serve his sentence.

According to information presented to the court Robinson possessed with the intent to distribute and distributed fentanyl to his co-defendant James Kadish on December 3, 2017. On December 4, 2017, members of the FBI Western Pennsylvania Opioid Task Force executed a search warrant at Robinson’s house in the city of Pittsburgh.  Inside Robinson’s house, FBI investigators recovered a quantity of fentanyl from Robinson’s bedroom and a loaded firearm from his basement couch. Robinson had been previously convicted of a felony offense and was prohibited from possessing firearms. Robinson admitted to possessing the firearm and fentanyl to FBI investigators.   

Assistant United States Attorney Timothy M. Lanni is prosecuted this case on behalf of the government. 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation – Western District of Pennsylvania Opioid Task Force conducted the investigation leading to the guilty plea in this case. This Task Force is comprised of FBI Special Agents and state and local Task Force Officers, including officers from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Allegheny County Sherriff’s Department, Allegheny County Police, Port Authority Police, Munhall Police Department, West Mifflin Police Department, and Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office conducted the investigation that led to the guilty plea and sentence in this case.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Firearms Offenses
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Updated September 13, 2018