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Williamsport – A father and son were arrested after they allegedly sold crack cocaine to a confidential informant several times recently in Williamsport. Darien C. Robinson, 44, and Unique T. Robinson, 20, both of 1152 Park Avenue, allegedly sold the drugs to the informant on several occasions between December 20, 2018 and May 3, 2019.

According to the affidavit, the informant initially contacted Darien on December 20, 2018 and met him on Washington Boulevard to purchase $80 of crack cocaine. The informant contacted him again on January 4, 2019. Darien told the informant he was working, but he would send his son to meet at Washington Boulevard. “Look for my son. He looks just like me,” Darien reportedly told the informant.

In April, the investigating narcotics enforcement officer spoke to a Williamsport Bureau of Police agent who said he received a tip that 1152 Park Avenue was being used by the new tenants to distribute narcotics. The source had witnessed a large amount of in and out traffic at the residence at all hours of the day since the renters moved in, according to the affidavit. The source did not know the names of the tenants at the time.

On April 30, the informant called Unique requesting to purchase $100 of crack cocaine. The informant was instructed by Unique to meet at the residence on Park Avenue. The informant then called Darien on May 1 and met him at W. Fourth and Rose streets to purchase $100 of crack cocaine, according to the affidavit.

Police arrested both men in June. The Robinsons were charged at the office of District Magistrate Christian D. Frey with several counts each of possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver. Unique remains in Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $99,000 bail. His bail was decreased from $150,000 at the preliminary hearing on July 9. Darien also remains in Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $99,000 monetary bail.  Formal arraignment for the Robinsons is set for July 29 at Lycoming County Courthouse.

Darien had previously been in jail for drug charges. He was released from Lycoming County Prison in November of 2018, according to court records.