St. Petersburg man sentenced for distribution of synthetic opioid
TAMPA, Fla. – Mario Marquez Roberson, age 28, of St. Petersburg was sentenced today to 15 years and 8 months in federal prison for distribution of 4-flouroisobutyrl fentanyl, a synthetic opioid. Roberson had pleaded guilty on April 2, 2019.
According to court documents, Roberson engaged in six transactions with an undercover officer during which he sold the officer hydromorphone pills and an approximate total of 52 grams of a synthetic opioid.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration Tampa District Office and the St. Petersburg Police Department. It was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida. This investigation is also the result of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces program. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt, and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking and money laundering organizations and those primarily responsible for the nation’s drug supply.