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Drug kingpin gets 25 years

November 1, 2012

WOONSOCKET — A homegrown kingpin of the crack cocaine trade drew 22 years of federal prison time when he was sentenced on drug-trafficking and conspiracy charges in U.S. District Court on Wednesday.
Robert O. Robinson, 30, was the leader and organizer of a drug-distribution network he ran out of Talu’s Cafe on Willow Street, federal prosecutors said.
Robinson was convicted by a federal jury in June on charges of conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of crack cocaine and 10 counts of distributing the drug. Four of Robinson’s partners in the operation were convicted and sentenced previously.
On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Mary M. Lisi sentenced Robinson to 240 months in prison on conspiracy and drug charges. Robinson, who was on federal supervised release at the time of his arrest in June 2011, was also ordered to serve a consecutive sentence of 24 months in federal prison for violating the terms of his release.

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