FBI: Local gang member wanted on gun, drug charges surrenders to authorities


LaShawn Robertson, 31 (Photo courtesy: FBI)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — The FBI says a Hampton Roads gang member wanted on drug trafficking and firearms charges has surrendered to authorities.

The FBI originally asked for the public’s help in finding LaShawn Robertson, 31, back in July. He’s charged with felon in possession of a firearm; distributing heroin or cocaine or cocaine base or methamphetamine, amphetamine, and oxycodone; and providing a firearm to a convicted felon.

A federal arrest warrant was issued July 8 for Robertson in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Newport News.

Robertson is a member of the United Blood Nation gang and has ties to multiple other gangs, including the Nine Trey Gangsters and 59 BRIMS, the FBI wrote in a news release.

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