Monroe man caught with 15 pounds of marijuana pleads guilty to drug, firearm charges

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MONROE, La. – (6/6/19) United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that Robert E. Robinson, 45, of Monroe, pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty for possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.  

According to the guilty plea, law enforcement agents with the Monroe Metro Narcotics Unit obtained a search warrant for Robinson’s residence following two undercover buys of marijuana from him. The search yielded more than 7 kilograms of marijuana as well as marijuana butter, marijuana cookies, digital scales, and a marijuana grinder. Officers also found three loaded firearms, to include a Rock Island Armory revolver, loaded with six rounds of ammunition, an Anderson pistol, loaded with 30 rounds of ammunition, and a Smith & Wesson pistol, loaded with 14 rounds of ammunition. More than 500 rounds of various caliber ammunition were recovered from the residence. 
Robinson faces up to five years in prison for the drug offense and at least five years in prison for the firearm offense.  He also faces up to a $250,000 fine and five years of supervised release.  

Doughty set Robinson’s sentencing for September 4, 2019. 
The ATF and the Monroe Metro Narcotics Unit conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian C. Flanagan is prosecuting the case. 
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