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Stamford Career Criminal Sentenced For Drug Dealing

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A career criminal from Fairfield County already on supervised release after being let out of prison is back behind bars after being busted for dealing drugs.

Stamford resident Albert Lee Robinson, 58, was sentenced in Bridgeport federal court to 42 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for distributing narcotics and violating the conditions of his supervised release from a federal prison conviction.

On Jan. 16, 2004, Robinson was sentenced to 188 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release for distributing crack cocaine, U.S. Attorney John Durham said. Robinson was sentenced as a career offender based on prior convictions for burglary, narcotics and robbery offenses.

Robinson was released from prison in August 2017 and began serving his five-year term of supervised release.

On Aug. 14 last year, investigators from the Stamford Police Department again arrested Robinson on state charges when he was found in possession of more than 300 bags of heroin, more than 200 bags of crack cocaine, baggies of powder cocaine and a jar containing marijuana. A digital scale and $2,052 in cash were also seized.

Durham said that on Sept. 5 last year, a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Robinson with one count of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. The following day, members of DEA’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force and Stamford Police Department executed a federal arrest warrant for Robinson. At the time of his arrest, Robinson was in possession of cocaine.

Robinson has been detained since his arrest on Sept. 6. On Dec. 18, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances and admitted to violating the conditions of his supervised release.

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