Montgomery, Alabama – On Thursday, August 27, 2020, Dotavious Antwann Robinson, a 28-year-old from Dothan, Alabama, was sentenced to 70 months in prison after pleading guilty to possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, announced United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. Robinson was also ordered to serve five years of supervised release after he completes his prison sentence. There is no parole in the federal system.
According to court records and statements made in open court, on April 18, 2017, the Dothan Police Department was responding to a disturbance call. When officers arrived, they encountered a vehicle with Robinson sitting in the backseat. As they approached the vehicle, Robinson fled the scene but left behind a handgun and a black suitcase containing methamphetamine, among other drugs. Approximately three weeks later, law enforcement arrested Robinson and he was found to be in possession of more illegal narcotics. He pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute in May 2020.
The Dothan Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) investigated this case, with assistance from the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences. Assistant United States Attorneys Brandon Bates, Megan Kirkpatrick, and Bradley Bodiford prosecuted the case.