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Salisbury Resident Sentenced To Seven To Fifteen Years In Prison For Heroin Trafficking

CONTACT: Cathy Norman, Assistant Attorney General, (802) 828-5526

December 16, 2008 - Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell announced today that on December 15, 2008, Kareem Shaheed Robinson was sentenced in Addison District Court to seven to fifteen years imprisonment as a result of his convictions on seven felony drug charges. The charges stem from an investigation by the Vermont Southern Drug Task Force and include heroin trafficking, sale of heroin, sale of cocaine, and possession of more than twelve ounces of marijuana. Robinson was on probation when he committed all of the drug offenses. His probation was revoked and he was sentenced to three to six months imprisonment for the probation violation. All of Robinson's sentences will run concurrently to each other for an effective total of up to fifteen years in prison.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Robinson had been living in Addison County for a little over two years at the time of his arrest in September of 2008. An affidavit filed with the Court includes admissions made by Robinson after he was arrested by the Drug Task Force. Robinson told investigators that he had been travelling back and forth to his home state of Pennsylvania on a regular basis to buy cocaine to sell in Vermont since the summer of 2006 and that in 2008, he switched to buying and selling heroin when cocaine became more expensive and harder to find.

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