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Pottstown Man Indicted On Gun and Drug Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA - Jose Charriez, 35, of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, was charged today by indictment with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  The indictment alleges that on or about March 18, 2015, Charriez was in possession of the cocaine and a loaded .45 caliber handgun in a home in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.


If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of life in prison, a fine of up to $2.5 million, up to six years of supervised release, and $300 special assessment.


The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Montgomery County Detective Bureau, and the Pottstown Police Department  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jason P. Bologna.


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

Updated February 24, 2016

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