A former Army logistics professor was sentenced Tuesday to 40 months in prison for his role in the sale of a deadly fentanyl drug, a crime he had pleaded guilty to a year ago.
Defense attorney Michael O’Neill told jurors during closing arguments that Army Lt.
Col. Michael G. Schindler was “a brilliant and highly decorated officer who was doing his best to accomplish what he was sworn to do.”
Schindler, a commander at Fort Bliss in Texas, sold the lethal drug, hydromorphone, to a former Navy SEAL who was working as a DEA informant.
Defense lawyers have said the former Navy Seal was using hydromarone to treat his opiate addiction.
They say he was unaware of the drugs being shipped to the SEALs by Schindlers Army logistics company.