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Floridian Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Distributing Multiple Drugs, Including Fentanyl and Carfentanil

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, PA. - A Florida resident has been sentenced in federal court to nine years in prison followed by four years of supervised release on his conviction of conspiracy to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and a quantity of carfentanil, as well as distribution of quantities of methamphetamine, carfentanil, and ecstasy, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Robert M. Gilner, aka Gman19635, 30, of St. Petersburg, Fla.

According to information presented to the court, Gilner conspired with others, in the Western District of Pennsylvania and elsewhere, to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and a quantity of carfentanil. Additionally, on March 10, 2017, Gilner distributed a quantity of methamphetamine and, on March 22, 2017, he distributed a quantity of carfentanil and a quantity of ecstasy to the Western District of Pennsylvania..

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

United States Attorney Brady commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Postal Inspection Service, and Homeland Security Investigations for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Gilner.

Updated February 7, 2019

Drug Trafficking