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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of New York
Carla B. Freedman, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Watertown Man Sentenced for Drug and Firearms Convictions

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – George D. Robinson, age 38, of Watertown, New York, was sentenced yesterday to serve 52 months in federal prison for his convictions for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possession of firearms by a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman; Acting Special Agent in Charge Matthew Scarpino, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Buffalo, New York Field Office; and Jefferson County District Attorney Kristyna Mills.

Robinson was arrested on February 5, 2021, in Watertown following the execution of a search warrant at his residence that resulted in the seizure of a quantity of methamphetamine and several handguns. He was previously convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine in United States District Court for the Northern District of New York in 2003 and served 24-months in federal prison, making it illegal for him to possess firearms as a prior convicted felon.

At yesterday’s sentencing, Robinson was also ordered to serve a 4-year term of supervised release following his 52-month prison sentence.

This case was investigated by the Metro-Jefferson Drug Task Force, consisting of Detectives from the City of Watertown Police Department, Detectives from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Investigators from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, Agents of the United States Border Patrol, and Special Agents from the United States Department of Homeland Security-Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with assistance from the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Southwick.

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