• Convicted felon faces 15 years after firearms plea


    ORLANDO, Fla. - An Orlando man who has 10 previous felony convictions, sold prescription pills and a Smith & Wesson .38-caliber revolver to a confidential informant in February pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
    According to officials, Darrell Roby, 41, also agreed to sell 500 oxycodone pills to an informant for $12,500.
    During a search of Roby's residence, a stolen Glock firearm was found, officials said.
    According to officials, Roby's prior convictions include burglary, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and drug-related offenses.
    Roby faces a mandatory 15 years to life in prison, officials said.
    Officials said Roby's prior criminal record, which includes several violent felonies and serious drug offenses, means he qualifies for enhanced sentencing, which could add additional time to his sentence.
    Channel 9's Jeff Deal reported on Roby's February arrest at the Barcelona Street rental house as well as his arrest in September, where agents said the then-400 pound Roby got into a scuffle with deputies investigating suspected drug activity at a Volusia Drive home owned by Rep. Linda Stewart.
    Stewart didn't live in the home but people there told Channel 9 her daughter, an Orange County school teacher invited them to live there after the raid at the other home.

    Inside Stewart's home, investigators say Roby had a handgun and was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    Roby will be sentenced Aug. 20.

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