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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 15, 2018

Flagler Beach Man Indicted On Drug And Gun Charges

Jacksonville, Florida – A federal indictment has been returned charging Robert Richard Jodoin (49, Flagler Beach) with importation of GHB (Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid), distribution of methoxyacetylfentanyl, possession with the intent to distribute cathinone (also referred to as “bath salts”), maintaining a place for distributing drugs, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. If convicted on all counts, he faces a minimum mandatory penalty of five years in federal prison, and up to life. The indictment also notifies Jodoin that the United States intends to forfeit the internet domain name "PRIMALVISIONS.NET," which he used to sell drugs on the internet, and a .380 caliber pistol.

According to court documents, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations each began an investigation into the activities of Jodoin. Federal agents identified a particular post office box at the Flagler Beach Post Office, registered to Jodoin and “Primal Visions,” as being used to distribute drugs. From late March 2018 through Jodoin’s arrest, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized multiple international parcels that were addressed to Jodoin at his post office box. Further investigation revealed that these parcels contained controlled substances, including more than a kilogram of GHB. In addition, Jodoin allegedly routinely mailed packages containing dangerous drugs, including methoxyacetylfentanyl, from the Flagler Beach Post Office to customers around the country. 

During a search of Jodoin’s residence, law enforcement found a firearm, drug ledgers reflecting purchases and sales of controlled substances, multiple powders consistent with controlled substances, and packaging supplies used for mailing.

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.        

This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, with assistance from the Florida National Guard Counterdrug Program, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, and the Flagler Beach Police Department. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Laura Cofer Taylor.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Firearms Offenses
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Updated June 15, 2018