Kyle Robertson, 31, of North Fort Myers, was adjudicated guilty and sentenced as a Habitual Felony Offender, to 10 years in prison followed by 5 years of probation. The sentence is for one count of Trafficking in Amphetamines (28 grams to 200 grams) and Possession of Ammunition by a Felon.
Deputies with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office were looking for a wanted person in Punta Gorda in September 2020. They saw the defendant exiting a residence they had just approached and saw him throw a black plastic box to the ground as he walked out. Inside the box were clear plastic bags containing 42.1 grams of methamphetamine, a scale, and empty bags. Deputies also found a black backpack in the trunk of a car, with four 9-millimeter rounds of ammunition.
In an initial interview, Robertson said he was going to sell the drugs for $500 and the backpack in the trunk was his. Later he told deputies the meth was not real, but a non-controlled substance used to cut the drug, and claimed he just planned to rip-off a drug buyer. The substance was sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for a lab analysis and was confirmed to be methamphetamine.
Assistant State Attorney Scott Patterson prosecuted the case.
Samantha Syoen, Communications Director- State Attorney’s Office