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New York Man Indicted For Drug Trafficking Offenses

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

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Gilberto Rodriguez Jr., age 46, of Long Island, NY, was indicted by a federal grand jury on drug trafficking and firearms charges. 

According to U.S. Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the indictment alleges that between October 17, 2022 and March 20, 2023, Rodriguez distributed a quantity of fentanyl on three separate occasions, in York County.  The indictment further alleges on two separate occasions during that same time frame, Rodriguez distributed approximately 50 grams and more of methamphetamine. Finally, the indictment alleges that on March 20, 2023, Rodriguez possessed a quantity of fentanyl with the intent to distribute the controlled substance. 

The case was investigated by the York County Detective Bureau, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania State Police.  Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Monroe is prosecuting the case.  

The maximum penalty for the offenses is life imprisonment, a life term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a $20,000,000 fine.  A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

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.

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Updated February 8, 2024

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking