MAR 06 (ORLANDO, Fla.) – Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Miami Field Division, and A. Lee Bentley, III, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, announces the unsealing of an indictment charging Richard Irizarry (45, Viera) with attempting to aid and abet the distribution of cocaine, possessing a firearm in furtherance of the drug distribution, and using a telephone to facilitate the drug distribution. If convicted on all counts, Irizarry faces a minimum of 10 years, up to a maximum penalty of 40 years in federal prison. According to the indictment, Irizarry allegedly committed these offenses on or about January 19, 2014. Irizarry will make his initial appearance in federal court, in Orlando, at 1:30 p.m. today before United States Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of the federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
This case was investigated by the DEA. This case is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida.