FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 3, 2018
Contact: Heather F. Williamson
Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office
20 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176-2809
DRUG DEALER SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS AND FIVE MONTHS IN PRISON
CRIMINAL HISTORY DATES BACK OVER 20 YEARS
LEESBURG, Virginia – November 26, 2018. A forty-one year old Maryland man appeared before the Loudoun County Circuit Court for sentencing on one count of possession with intent to distribute a schedule I or II controlled substance. The Hon. Judge Douglas L. Fleming, Jr. sentenced Demond Maurice Robinson to six years and five months in the Virginia Department of Corrections.
In late 2017, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation 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, Maryland to a local dealer’s residence in Loudoun. Additional searches of Robinson’s phone further 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 the judge 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.” Judge Fleming told Robinson that he could not ignore that he was supplying drugs to the residents of Loudoun County. Judge Fleming went on to explain that 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.
Judge Fleming also imposed an additional one year of suspended penitentiary time and one year of post-release supervision.