For Immediate Release - March 26, 2014

Robinson will serve jail time on drug charges

A Pittsfield man pleaded guilty this afternoon in Berkshire Superior Court to several charges.  30 year old JAMEL L. ROBINSON appeared before Judge John Agostini. 

ROBINSON pleaded guilty to one (1) count of POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE and one (1) count of ASSAULT AND BATTERY in connection with a domestic disturbance call at his home on July 19, 2013. 

He also pleaded guilty to one (1) count of POSSESSION OF A COUNTERFEIT SUBSTANCE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE and one (1) count of OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE.  Those charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in Pittsfield on February 17, 2014. 

Judge Agostini ordered that ROBINSON serve concurrent 2 year sentences to the Berkshire County House of Correction on the charges of POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE and ASSAULT AND BATTERY.  He was given a 1 year house of correction sentence, to be served on and after the first sentence, on the POSSESSION OF A COUNTERFEIT SUBSTANCE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE charge.  ROBINSON was also given concurrent jail time on the other charge.         

The investigations were conducted by members of the Pittsfield Police Department.

(Note: ROBINSON will serve 3 years in the Berkshire County House of Correction.)