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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Middle District of Florida
Roger B. Handberg, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Friday, December 15, 2023

Nineteen-Time Convicted Felon Sentenced to Fifteen Years for Firearm and Drug Offenses

ORLANDO, Fla. — U.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron has sentenced Terrell Robinson, 37, of Orlando, to 15 years in federal prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession with the intent to distribute controlled substances. The court also ordered Robinson to forfeit a firearm, ammunition and cash which were used in the offense and were proceeds of the offense. Robinson had pleaded guilty on Aug. 14.

According to court documents, law enforcement officers observed Robinson’s vehicle as he engaged in a hand-to-hand drug transaction at a gas station. When they activated their lights and sirens, Robinson fled and escaped onto Route 408. While Robinson drove on Route 408, unmarked law enforcement vehicles continued to follow him and, when Robinson stopped at another gas station, they arrested Robinson. At the time of his arrest, Robinson possessed a firearm, ammunition, drug distribution materials, cash, baggies, scales and various controlled substances such as fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine.

Robinson has been convicted 19 times in state court, including convictions for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on March 11, 2008, delivery of cocaine on Aug. 13, 2008, and delivery of cocaine on Jan. 25, 2010. Therefore, he qualified as an Armed Career Criminal and a Career Offender under federal sentencing rules.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the Orlando Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Dana E. Hill.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department of Justice launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities and measuring the results.


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