Man Sentenced to Five Years for Drug Trafficking and Firearm Offense

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SCRANTON, PA — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Alnaldo Perez-Rodriguez, age 36, of Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, was sentenced Tuesday to five years imprisonment by U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion, for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Perez-Rodriguez, previously pleaded guilty and admitted to possessing a loaded Walther .380 caliber pistol in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  The charge stems from an incident on December 3, 2021, in Shenandoah, in which State Parole Agents, members of the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force and the Schuylkill County Drug Task Force arrested Perez-Rodriguez for a violation of the conditions of his state parole.  Perez-Rodriguez was found in possession of a loaded Walther .380 caliber pistol, an additional 35 rounds of .380 caliber ammunition, packets of fentanyl for distribution, packages of methamphetamine for distribution, and $875 in U.S. currency.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, the Schuylkill County Drug Task Force, State Parole Agents, and the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force.  Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. O’Hara prosecuted the case.

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