Man sentenced for drug violation in Grand Canyon National Park

Snow brightens the rim of the Grand Canyon, and sunlight shines on O'Neil Butte in the inner canyon.
After pleading guilty in federal court to possession of a controlled substance, Domenic Robertazzi has been sentenced to two years probation.

NPS photo by B Schnee.

News Release Date: January 31, 2018

Contact: NPS Investigative Services Branch, (202) 379-4761

After pleading guilty in federal court to possession of a controlled substance, a man has been sentenced to two years probation. Domenic Joseph Robertazzi, age 26, must also participate in a substance abuse treatment program at his own expense.

The charge arose from a March 2017 report of possible drug sales and trade by an employee of a concession operation in Grand Canyon National Park. Robertazzi was believed to be trading prescription drugs for outstanding bar tabs, and was witnessed selling a controlled substance inside the park.

The case was investigated by US Park Rangers of Grand Canyon National Park and a Special Agent with the NPS Investigative Services Branch. As part of the terms of his sentence, Robertazzi must pay a criminal monetary penalty of $1,000 to the US District Court of Arizona. He is also banned from all areas administered by the National Park Service for the duration of his probation.
 

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Last updated: January 31, 2018