A 41-year-old Maryland man with convictions dating back to 1996 was sentenced Nov. 26 to six years and five months in prison for his latest drug conviction.
Demond Maurice Robinson was sentenced in Loudoun County Circuit Court by Judge Douglas L. Fleming Jr. for his conviction on one count of possession with intent to distribute a schedule I or II controlled substance.
That conviction was the result of a 2017 investigation by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office into the distribution of illegal narcotics in Loudoun. Law enforcement was able to determine that Robinson was supplying cocaine to a local dealer. Search warrants for Robinson’s phone revealed that he would travel from Baltimore to a local dealer’s residence in Loudoun County. Additional searches of Robinson’s phone confirmed a conspiracy between the two individuals to distribute cocaine.
Robinson’s prior criminal history dates back to 1996 and includes prior convictions for use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, carjacking, burglary, possession with intent to distribute narcotics, possession of a controlled substance and assorted misdemeanor charges.
Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Ryan W. Perry urged Fleming to send a message to others who might consider supplying drugs in the County and impose a harsh sentence as punishment for Robinson’s role in “bringing this scourge into our jurisdiction to poison our citizenry.”
Fleming told Robinson that he could not ignore that he was supplying drugs to the residents of Loudoun County. The judge also said these types of drugs destroy the lives of many people, especially young people whose minds are not yet developed enough to truly understand the dangers associated with illegal narcotics.
Robinson also received one additional year of suspended penitentiary time and one year of post-release supervision.1 comment