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Orlando Man Sentenced To Twenty Years For Distributing Fentanyl That Resulted In Overdose Death

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. today sentenced Jonathan Bohn (35, Orlando), a/k/a “Jonah,” to 20 years in federal prison for distributing a controlled substance that resulted in death.

A federal jury had found Bohn guilty on December 4, 2019.

According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, on December 15, 2017, Bohn sold a 45-year-old Orlando resident a controlled substance that contained cocaine laced with fentanyl and heroin. After the victim ingested the narcotic, the victim’s daughter found her dead in their residence the next day. The Orange County Medical Examiner’s office subsequently determined that the victim’s cause of death was fentanyl and cocaine intoxication.

“As law enforcement we see firsthand the deadly devastation these drugs bring to our community. This case demonstrates how law enforcement, medical professionals, and our partners at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida are working together to find and prosecute those who knowingly distribute these lethal drugs,” said Sheriff John Mina. “It is our hope that this case sends a clear message to drug dealers throughout Orange County that we are investigating and we will do everything in our power to hold them accountable for their actions.”

“In Orange County and across the state, FDLE and our criminal justice partners continue to fight against proliferators of illegal drugs and the lives they ruin,” said FDLE Orlando Special Agent in Charge Lee Massie. “While no sentence can reclaim a victim’s family’s loss, this case should put drug dealers on notice that they cannot escape the destructive consequences of their crimes.”    

This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Substantial assistance was provided by the District Nine Office of the Medical Examiner located in Orlando, Florida. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sean P. Shecter.

Updated February 18, 2020

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