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Odenton drug dealer gets 15 year sentence

Posted: 12:20 PM, May 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-23 16:20:14Z

An Odenton, Md., man received a 15-year prison sentence for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and cocaine, along with firearm and trafficking charges.

Melvin Rio Robinson, 54, was found guilty by an Anne Arundel County jury in March on charges of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a firearm with nexus to a drug trafficking crime, possession of a firearm after being convicted of a crime of violence, and other related charges. Robinson received a 15-year sentence, with the first five-years to be served without the possibility of parole.

Robinson's arrest stems from the execution of a search warrant by Anne Arundel County Police on June 7, 2017. Officers searched an Odenton residence that Robinson frequented, finding three pounds of marijuana, 20 grams of cocaine, a rifle, and various other drug paraphernalia in a detached garage.

"Mr. Robinson is a repeat offender who has consistently threatened the safety of our citizens," said Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams. "My office will continue to aggressively prosecute anyone who demonstrates such a severe disregard for the law."