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Osceola County Convicted Felon Sentenced To Six Years In Federal Prison For Firearm And Drug Offenses

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. has sentenced Christian Arroyo-Rivera (30, Kissimmee) to six years in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and possessing with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine. The court also ordered Arroyo-Rivera to forfeit the firearm and ammunition used in the offense. Arroyo-Rivera had pleaded guilty on August 23, 2023. 

According to court documents, on May 25, 2022, the Drug Enforcement Administration received information from the United States Postal Inspection Service that a parcel addressed to “Carlos Arroyo,” with an address in Kissimmee, was shipped from Puerto Rico and scheduled for a delivery the next day. A controlled delivery of the parcel to Arroyo-Rivera’s mailbox was coordinated for the next day. After Arroyo-Rivera retrieved the package, he was stopped and taken into custody. The parcel contained nearly 2 kilograms of cocaine. Agents also located a loaded Polymer80, 9mm pistol and extended magazine in Arroyo-Rivera’s vehicle. As a previously convicted felon, Arroyo-Rivera is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.   

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration with assistance from the United States Postal Inspection Service. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Megan Testerman and Shannon Laurie.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Updated November 7, 2023

Topics
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses