(STL.News) – A federal jury has found Jonathan Bohn (35, Orlando), a/k/a “Jonah,” guilty of distributing a controlled substance that resulted in death. He faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for February 18, 2020.
Bohn was indicted on June 12, 2019.
According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, on December 15, 2017, Bohn sold a 45-year-old Orlando resident a controlled substance that contained cocaine laced with fentanyl and heroin. After ingesting the narcotic, the victim’s daughter found the victim dead in their residence the next day. The Orange County Medical Examiner’s office subsequently determined that the victim’s cause of death was fentanyl and cocaine intoxication. At trial, the medical examiner testified that the amount of fentanyl found in the victim’s blood indicated that the victim had consumed a lethal dose of fentanyl.
“I would like to commend the efforts of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office narcotics unit, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for their hard work and dedication. This collaborative effort between the agencies aided in the successful prosecution in this case,” said Sheriff Mina. “This enforcement and interdiction sends a strong message to all of the drug dealers that they too can and will be investigated for any drug-induced homicides.”
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Substantial assistance was provided by the District Nine Office of the Medical Examiner located in Orlando, Florida. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sean P. Shecter.