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Shenandoah Man Indicted on Federal Gun and Drug Charges

Rodriguez accused of trafficking fentanyl and meth.

Rodriguez accused of trafficking fentanyl and meth.

A Shenandoah man was indicted last week by a federal grand jury on a gun and drug trafficking charges.

The US Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Alnaldo Perez-Rodriguez, 35, was indicted on a charge of being in possession of a firearm and ammo as a convicted felon. He’s also accused of possession and trafficking of fentanyl and methamphetamine.

Rodriguez was arrested on Dec. 3, 2021. At the time, he possessed a Walther .380 and fentanyl and meth.

An investigation into his activity was conducted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods. The FBI Safe Streets Task Force worked alongside the Schuylkill County Drug Task Force, state parole agents, and US Marshals Fugitive Task Force in the investigation.

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US Attorney Robert O’Hara is prosecuting the case against Rodriguez.

If he’s convicted on the gun charge, Rodriguez faces a maximum of 5 years in prison. Conviction on the drug charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years, according to information from the Justice Dept.

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