Emily Robinson, the Alamance Co. Sheriff’s daughter has been found guilty of death by distribution

Emily Robinson was convicted of supplying the drugs that killed a man by overdose back in 2021.

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — A jury heard closing arguments Tuesday in the death by distribution case involving the Alamance County Sheriff’s daughter. 

Emily Robinson faces several drug-related charges. The biggest among them —death by distribution. 

  1. Possession with intent to sell or deliver a controlled substance
  2. Maintaining a building for sale of controlled substances
  3. Possession of drug paraphernalia
  4. Sale or delivery of controlled substance
  5. Death by distribution

The jury found Robinson guilty of death by distribution. Court documents show she will serve and active sentence between 60 to 84 months.

Robinson is accused of supplying the fentanyl that killed Robert James Starner Jr. on September 15, 2021. The state medical examiner’s office determined Starner died from one or a combination of fentanyl, cocaine, and methamphetamine. 

The prosecution said witness interviews, phone messages, and GPS all indicated that Starner met up with Robinson to buy fentanyl right before he died. 

The defense argued that it could have been other drugs that contributed to Starner’s death rather than the fentanyl that was allegedly supplied by Robinson. 

Read the article and watch the video on the WFMY News2 website.

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