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Accused Police K-9 Killer Indicted on Drug Charges

Skyler J. Robinson, who was accused of killing Gloucester Township Police K-9 Schultz in 2010, now faces unrelated drug charges in Gloucester County.

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 decision, which the prosecutor's office opposed, was widely criticized by Gloucester Township residents and police supporters. 

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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thomas February 22, 2013 at 04:48 PM
I thought killing a Police Dog was held in the same regard as killing a Police Officer. If not it should be then this idiot would have been denied bail and not have been able to commit any other crimes. We need to make tougher laws against cruelty to animals, especially dog fighting. It is ridiculous what sentences are handed down to those responsible for committing cruelty to animal acts. Stiffen the sentences and make them pay for their crimes which history states will eventually lead to killing humans.
Lauren Burgoon February 23, 2013 at 12:08 AM
Robinson was actually able to take advantage of a drug program law, signed just days before his plea arrangement in Camden County, to avoid a trial. But laws stiffening penalties for harming K-9s came after (and because of) Schultz's death.

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