Rich Square man indicted

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 26, 2004

RALEIGH – In 2002, Gary Jerome Robinson twice found himself in trouble with Northampton County law enforcement. Two years later, the Rich Square man faced even bigger troubles.

On Monday, Robinson was transported to Greenville, in the custody of the United States Marshal’s Service. There he will await a bond hearing that is scheduled for 10 a.m. today (Thursday).

Earlier this month, Robinson, appearing in Federal Court in Raleigh, was indicted on federal charges of possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack) and more than 400 grams of cocaine. Another indictment charged him with possession with intent to distribute more than 35 grams of cocaine base crack.

According to Captain George Reed of the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit, Robinson was initially arrested by the Northampton Drug Unit back in June 2002 during a traffic stop. At that time he was charged with possession of cocaine as well as possession with the intent to sell and deliver and manufacture cocaine. In addition, charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a vehicle to keep a controlled substance cocaine were also lodged against Robinson. All of those charges were bound over to Superior court.

In November of the same year, Robinson experienced another run-in with local law enforcement.

While at the Woodland residence of his alleged girlfriend, Northampton lawmen arrested Robinson on an outstanding child support warrant. During that process, officers discovered a trafficking amount of cocaine. Robinson was charged at this time with trafficking in cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a vehicle for keeping cocaine. He was detained in the detention center in Jackson under a $100,000 secured bond.

The charges against Robinson were later turned over to federal authorities.