Annapolis, MD -- Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams announced today that Melvin Rio Robinson, 54, of Odenton, was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge William C. Mulford, II to 15 years in prison for possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a firearm with nexus to a drug trafficking crime, possession of a firearm after being convicted of a crime of violence, and related charges.
"Mr. Robinson is a repeat offender who has consistently threatened the safety of our citizens," said Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams. "My office will continue to aggressively prosecute anyone who demonstrates such a severe disregard for the law."
On June 7, 2017, Anne Arundel County Police Department executed a search warrant on a residence in Odenton, Maryland that Robinson routinely frequented. A search of a detached garage on the property revealed over 3 pounds of marijuana, 20 grams of cocaine, a rifle, and various other drug paraphernalia.
Robinson was found guilty by an Anne Arundel County jury on March 22, 2018. Maryland sentencing guidelines recommended a sentence between 10 to 15 years of active incarceration. Robinson was sentenced to 15 years of active incarceration, the first 5 years of which are to be served without the possibility of parole.
Judge William C. Mulford, II presided over the case. Assistant State's Attorney Matthew Watt prosecuted the case on behalf of the citizens of Anne Arundel County.