URBANA — An armed drug dealer is headed to prison for 10 years after pleading guilty to having fentanyl for sale and a stolen weapon.
Dontae Robinson, 21, who listed an address in the 1800 block of Liberty Avenue, Urbana, pleaded guilty Thursday before Judge Randy Rosenbaum to possession with intent to deliver fentanyl and possession of a stolen gun.
Assistant State’s Attorney Dan Taylor said Robinson’s arrest Aug. 9 was the result of an investigation by the Champaign County Street Crimes Task Force, who used cooperating sources to buy pills from Robinson that they suspected contained fentanyl.
When police were searching his residence that day, they found the pills and two loaded guns, one of which had been reported stolen from Alabama.
Police also found $4,811 in cash, $760 of which was marked money used to make controlled buys from Robinson.
In exchange for Robinson’s pleas to the two charges, Taylor dismissed a third count of possession of a gun without a firearm owner’s identification card and two other cases. In 2021, Robinson had been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and aggravated unlawful use of weapons. In 2022, he was again charged with aggravated unlawful use of weapons.
Robinson had no previous convictions, according to court records.