Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Richard A. Lazzara today sentenced Gerald Robinson (41, Orlando) to ten years and one month in federal prison for conspiring with others to distribute cocaine. He pleaded guilty on May 30, 2014.
According to court documents and evidence presented at sentencing, Robinson was a kilogram-level cocaine distributor in the Orlando area. In 2010 and 2011, he distributed approximately 40 kilograms of cocaine. Robinson’s source of supply, Earl Hampton, was previously convicted as part of this investigation. He was sentenced to 30 years’ imprisonment by U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew on June 19, 2013.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, the Clearwater Police Department, and the Lee County Sheriff's Office, as part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt, and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking, and money laundering organizations, and those primarily responsible for the nation's illegal drug supply. The case was also investigated as part of ATF’s Frontline Strategy. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Christopher F. Murray.