Lewiston Man Sentenced for Crack Cocaine Trafficking | USAO-ME

PORTLAND, Maine:  A Lewiston man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Portland for distributing cocaine base, also known as crack cocaine, U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced.

U.S. District Judge George Z. Singal sentenced James Robertson, 31, to eight years in prison and three years of supervised release. Judge Singal sentenced Robertson to a consecutive two year prison term because he also had violated his conditions of supervised release stemming from a 2016 federal drug trafficking conviction. Robertson pleaded guilty on October 2, 2019.

According to court records, on January 29, 2019, Robertson distributed cocaine base to a confidential informant in Lewiston. At the time of the offense, Robertson was on federal supervised release following his 2016 drug trafficking conviction. In imposing sentence, Judge Singal noted Robertson’s substantial criminal history, which placed him in the highest criminal history category under the federal sentencing guidelines.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Lewiston Police Department investigated the case.

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