Thursday, January 13, 2022

Shenandoah Man Indicted by Federal Grand Jury on Firearms and Drug Trafficking

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Shenandoah man was indicted on January 11, 2022, by a federal grand jury for firearms and drug trafficking offenses.
According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, the indictment charges Alnaldo Perez-Rodriguez, 35, of Shenandoah, with being in possession of a Walther .380 caliber pistol in furtherance of drug trafficking, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and being in possession of fentanyl and methamphetamine for distribution in Schuylkill County on December 3, 2021.

The case was investigated 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 is prosecuting the case.

This matter was prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.