Trouble keeps coming for Skyler J. Robinson.
He was accused in 2010 of killing Gloucester Township Police K-9 Schultz after Robinson and accomplice allegedly robbed a Chinese restaurant and were running from police.
While awaiting trial, he was arrested again, this time on drug-distribution charges in August 2012. A Gloucester County grand jury this week indicted Robinson, 22, on the following charges related to that arrest:
• One third-degree count of possession of oxycodone;
• Two third-degree counts of manufacturing/distributing or dispensing oxycodone in a quantity greater than one ounce.
Oxycodone is a powerful narcotic painkiller. Each of the charges in the indictment carries a sentence of three to five years in state prison. An indictment is a formal criminal charge.
In January 2013, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office announced Robinson would not face prison time in connection with Schultz's death or the restaurant robbery because he'd been accepted under a new state law into a drug-rehabilitation program.
The judge's decision, which the prosecutor's office opposed, was widely criticized by Gloucester Township residents and police supporters.
Robinson will have to enter a guilty plea in order to be accepted into the rehab program. A hearing date for Robinson to enter the guilty plea has not been announced.
Robinson, a resident of Washington Township, Gloucester County, was arrested Jan. 28 in state Superior Court in Camden County when he showed up for a meeting about the drug-rehabilitation program. Robinson had been wanted in Gloucester County for failure to appear in court on the drug charges.
Following his most recent arrest, Robinson was held without bail in the Gloucester County Jail.
For more on Robinson and the Schultz case, see:
- Chief 'Disappointed' by Ruling in K-9 Schultz Case
- No Prison Time for Accused K-9 Schultz Killer
- K-9 Schultz Co-Conspirator to Serve 6 Years
- UPDATE: Christie Signs 'Schultz's Law' Same Day Indictments Handed Up in Case
- Police K-9 Memorial Nears Completion
- Letter From K-9 'Schultz' Handler Cpl. Mark Pickard
- Police K-9 Killed in Line of Duty
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