INDIANAPOLIS — Nathan Robinson, 31, of Indianapolis, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to distributing methamphetamine, possessing with intent to distribute cocaine and carrying a firearm during and in connection with a drug trafficking felony had known.
According to court documents, on Jan. 12, 2022, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) officers attempted to locate and arrest Robinson on an outstanding warrant. Law enforcement officials knew that Robinson was selling methamphetamine in Indianapolis.
Police officers located and stopped Robinson as he attempted to depart in his vehicle from an address on Redfern Drive in Indianapolis. Robinson consented to a search of his vehicle, and officers found 71 grams of cocaine, marijuana, two digital scales, plastic bags, a loaded 9mm Double Tap Defense pistol that had been reported stolen, and over $124,000 in the vehicle. Robinson admitted that the drugs, the firearm used during Robinson’s drug dealing and the currency from the drug proceeds belonged to him.
Robinson is prohibited by federal law from owning firearms because he was convicted in Marion County, Indiana of previous felonies including theft, illegal possession of a syringe and resisting law enforcement.
The announcement was made by Zachary A. Myers, US Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, and Michael Gannon, Deputy Special Agent for the DEA Indianapolis Field Office.
DEA investigated the case. IMPD provided valuable assistance. The verdict was handed down by US District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt. As part of the ruling, Judge Pratt ordered that Robinson be monitored by the US Parole Board for four years after his release from federal prison.
US Attorney Myers thanked Assistant US Attorney Abhishek S. Kambli, who was prosecuting this case.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence and make our neighborhoods safer for all. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a Violent Crime Reduction Strategy that strengthens PSN based on these core principles: Fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, Supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, Focus and strategic alignment of enforcement priorities and measurement of results.