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Accused K-9 Schultz 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 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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Charles Mihalitsch February 22, 2013 at 11:26 AM
Every time I see the kids name I get nausea!!! Ridiculous that he got a slap on the wrist for everything he did. Hopefully the Gloucester county judge has more of a spine than the judge in Camden County
justice February 22, 2013 at 01:48 PM
We need new judges! We need to investigate them.
John S February 22, 2013 at 02:33 PM
The system is broke, financially broke. We lack funding to build more prisons and staff them because our elected officials squandered our tax money on special interests, their own political agendas, entitlements, etc. The judges aren't handing down stiff sentences because there's nowhere to put these criminals. Yet we keep making more laws that aren't enforced, or target the wrong groups ie:Gun Control. Until you can enforce the laws we have in the books now, don't legislate new ones, and federally mandate the death penalty. That should keep our jails a little less populated.
Charles Mihalitsch February 22, 2013 at 05:09 PM
We need to stop letting our elected officials pass laws that let criminals off the hook. I have no doubt that the politician who pressed other officials to pass this law had a child or someone close to him who was on trouble with the law.
Theresa W February 22, 2013 at 05:31 PM
We should bring back the death penalty & start making some room in these prisons for scumbags like Skyler. I thought justice would be served when laws were put in place about killing or hurting K-9 officers. He should have to serve time for what he did to the K-9 officer & robbery. And also the drug charges because this man has already showed what kind of person he is when he was arrested again in August.
Maryann Campling February 23, 2013 at 02:17 PM
A very good friend of mine is a substance abuse counselor, all of his clients are adjudicated, so he is very well acquainted with garbage like Robinson. He told me that between a public defender, prison, medical, counselling, etc. we will have put about $250,000 into this excuse for a human being. Our tax dollars at work! Bring back the chain gang.
Charles Mihalitsch February 23, 2013 at 11:01 PM
$250k and he isn't even worth the air he breathes!

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