A North Fort Myers man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison followed by five years of probation for charges of drug trafficking and possession of ammunition by a felon.
Kyle Robertson, 31, was found guilty and sentenced as a habitual felony offender, according to the state attorney’s office, to 10 years in prison followed by 5 years of probation for one count of trafficking in amphetamines (28 grams to 200 grams) and possession of ammunition by a felon after his arrest in September 2020.
Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies were looking for a wanted person in Punta Gorda when they saw Robertson leaving a home 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-mm 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. He later 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. Once sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for a lab analysis, though, the substance was was confirmed to be real methamphetamine.