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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 7, 2017

Florida Man Charged with Distributing Fentanyl, Carfentanil, Meth and Ecstacy

PITTSBURGH - A Florida resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of conspiracy to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl and a quantity of carfentanil, and distribution of quantities of methamphetamine, carfentanil, and ecstasy, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The four-count indictment, returned on August 1 and unsealed Friday, named Robert M. Gilner, a/k/a Gman19635, 30, of St. Petersburg, FL, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, Gilner conspired with others, in the Western District of Pennsylvania and elsewhere, to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl and a quantity of carfentanil. Additionally, the indictment charges that, on March 10, 2017, he distributed a quantity of methamphetamine and, on March 22, 2017, he distributed a quantity of carfentanil and a quantity of ecstasy.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than 10 years and up to life in prison, a fine of $13,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Shardul S. Desai is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Postal Inspection Service, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 7, 2017