December 19, 2018
Contact: SA Timothy Desmond
Phone Number: 617-557-2100
Stamford man on supervised release pleads guilty to drug dealing charge
BRIDGEPORT, CT – Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s New England Division and John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that Albert Lee Robinson, 57, of Stamford, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to one count of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. Robinson also admitted that he violated the conditions of his supervised release from a prior federal conviction.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on Jan. 16, 2004, Judge Underhill sentenced Robinson to 188 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine. Robinson was sentenced as a career offender based on prior convictions for burglary, narcotics and robbery offenses. Robinson was released from prison in August 2017 and began serving his five-year term of supervised release.
On Aug. 14, 2018, Stamford Police arrested Robinson on state charges after he was found in possession of approximately 17 grams of heroin, 19 grams of crack cocaine, 14 grams of powder cocaine and a quantity of marijuana, much of which was packaged for distribution. Officers also seized a digital scale and $2,052 in cash. On Sept. 5, 2018, a federal grand jury in New Haven returned an indictment charging Robinson with one count of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances on August 14. On Sept. 6, 2018, members of the DEA’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force and Stamford Police Department executed a federal arrest warrant for Robinson. At this time of his arrest, Robinson possessed a bag of powder cocaine on his person. Robinson has been detained since his federal arrest.
Judge Underhill scheduled sentencing for March 12, 2019, at which time Robinson faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years for distributing controlled substances, and an additional term of imprisonment for violating the conditions of his supervised release.