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Tampa Man Charged With Distributing Fentanyl Resulting In Death

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

Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the unsealing of an indictment charging Aaron Michael Rohrer (25, Tampa) with distribution of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl that resulted in the death of an individual, B.G. If convicted, Rohrer faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 20 years, and up to life, in federal prison.  

According to the indictment, on March 10, 2019, Rohrer distributed a substance containing fentanyl to B.G. B.G. used the substance containing fentanyl, and subsequently overdosed and died. The distribution took place within 1,000 feet of Time of Wonder Academy, a primary school, and the National Louis University.

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 Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael C. Baggé-Hernández.

Updated August 30, 2019

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