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May 11, 2015

Baltimore Drug Dealer Exiled to 14 Years in Prison for Robbing a Pharmaceutical Truck and Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles Jr. sentenced Donte Walter Robinson, age 36, of Baltimore, today to 14 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine, and robbery. Judge Quarles also ordered Robinson to pay restitution of $75,186.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Assistant Special Agent in Charge Gary Tuggle of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office; Acting Special Agent in Charge Ivan Arvelo of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby; and Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts.

According to his plea agreement, on December 13, 2010, Robinson and others robbed a pharmaceutical delivery truck. Robinson obtained a U-Haul as the get-away vehicle. Three co-conspirators waited for the pharmaceutical delivery truck to arrive at a pharmacy on West Pratt Street in Baltimore. When the driver got out of the truck and opened the rear door, two co-conspirators jumped into the truck and pointed a loaded gun at the truck driver. They tied the driver’s hands behind his back and continued to hold a gun on him. One of the co-conspirators stayed in the back with the driver while the other drove the truck, with Robinson driving the U-Haul behind them. They drove to the 2000 block of Annapolis Road in Baltimore where they transferred the pharmaceuticals, worth a total of $75,186, to the U-Haul.

Additionally, on six occasions from January to May, 2011, Robinson flew with other co-conspirators from Baltimore to McAllen, Texas to transport one to two kilograms of cocaine, per trip, back to Maryland on behalf of a drug dealer. Robinson knew that the cocaine was to be distributed in Maryland.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, DEA, HSI Baltimore, Baltimore Police Department and Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Bonnie S. Greenberg and Christopher Romano, who prosecuted the case.

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