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09/11/2014

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Armed career criminal sentenced to 15 years for firearm possession

Orlando, Fla. — An Orlando man was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in federal prison for possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon and ordered to serve a five-year term of supervision upon his release from prison. This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

“HSI is committed to ensuring the safety of our communities,” said Susan L. McCormick, special agent in charge of HSI Tampa. “Partnerships with other law enforcement agencies, like the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Drug Enforcement Administration, increase public safety in our neighborhoods.”

According to court documents, Darrell Roby, 41, of Orlando, sold prescription pills to a confidential informant (CI) Jan. 27. He also sold prescription pills and a Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver to a CI Feb. 12. Roby then agreed to sell 500 pills of Oxycodone to a CI for $12,500. The transaction was scheduled to take place at Roby’s residence Feb. 26. During the execution of a search warrant at Roby’s residence, Roby was found to be in possession of a stolen Glock firearm.

Roby has prior state felony convictions for burglary, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, escape, introduction or possession of contraband in a state correctional facility, delivery of cocaine, possession of cocaine, and delivery of a controlled substance. As a previously convicted felon, he is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law. Because his prior criminal record includes several violent felonies and a serious drug offense, Roby qualified for enhanced sentencing as an Armed Career Criminal under federal law. Roby pleaded guilty June 2.

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 12/05/2014