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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Maryland

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Rod J. Rosenstein
, United States Attorney
Contact: Vickie E. LeDuc

Heroin Dealer in Poplar Grove Area of Baltimore Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Isiah Robinson, age 27, of Baltimore, to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute and possession with intent to distribute heroin.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Acting Special Agent in Charge William P. McMullan of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Commissioner Anthony W. Batts of the Baltimore Police Department; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein.

According to his plea agreement and court documents, from January to July 23, 2013, Robinson conspired with his father, Darryl Robinson Sr., and others to distribute heroin from an open-air drug "shop" in the Poplar Grove neighborhood of Baltimore. On a daily basis, the co-conspirators bought heroin, stored the drugs at stash houses throughout Baltimore City and packaged the drugs to sell on the streets. Isiah Robinson personally sold heroin to customers in Baltimore City while also supervising and directing other street-level dealers.

During the conspiracy, Isiah Robinson and others conspired to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute at least a kilogram of heroin.

Darryl Robinson, age 49, of Baltimore, a leader of the drug trafficking organization, previously pleaded guilty to his participation in the conspiracy and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the ATF, Baltimore Police Department, and Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Clinton J. Fuchs and Scott Lemmon, who prosecuted the case.


Baltimore Field Division