Osceola County Convicted Felon Sentenced to Six Years in Federal Prison for Firearm and Drug Offenses
ORLANDO, Fla. – U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. sentenced Christian Arroyo-Rivera (30, Kissimmee) to six (6) 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 the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.
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