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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Philadelphia Man Charged With Trying To Ship Methamphetamine Thru The U.S. Mail

PHILADELPHIA - Nelson Rodriguez, 65, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged today by information with attempted possession with intent to distribute and aiding and abetting the attempted possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The charge arises from the defendant’s involvement in the shipment of methamphetamine using the U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail.

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 20 years in prison.

The case was investigated by United States Postal Inspection Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jeffery W. Whitt.


An Information is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated June 30, 2016