Lawrence man sentenced to 49 months in prison for fentanyl distribution

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Lawrence man sentenced to 49 months in prison for fentanyl distribution

Cheryl Cadue | PIO

June 6, 2024 5:03 pm

Media Release

Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez today announced that Mason Duane Robinson, 28, of Lawrence, was sentenced to 49 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections for distribution of a controlled substance in a case related to the fentanyl-overdose death of a Lawrence woman.

“One fentanyl-laced pill can have a devastating impact on so many,” District Attorney Valdez said. “The resolve to stem the tide of this epidemic by my office and our law enforcement partners remains steadfast.”

Judge Sally Pokorny also sentenced Robinson, who pleaded no contest in April, to 24 months of post-release supervision. Robinson must register as a drug offender for 15 years.

Charges stemmed from an incident that occurred on April 14, 2022, when a 23-year-old woman was discovered unresponsive in front of a home in the 1900 block of Miller Drive in Lawrence. 

Senior Assistant District Attorney David Greenwald represented the State of Kansas. The matter was investigated by the Lawrence Police Department.

For those seeking substance abuse treatment resources in Kansas, call 211. Visit the website for Lawrence-based nonprofit DCCCA, which provides free naloxone (Narcan) nasal spray, fentanyl test strips and training to community organizations and Kansas residents, at

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Cheryl Cadue

Public Information Officer

Douglas County District Attorney's Office