Five-Time Convicted Felon Indicted On Firearm And Drug Charges

Orlando, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the return of an indictment charging Reginald Dugger (42, Orlando) with attempted possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. If convicted, Dugger faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison for the drug offense and up to 15 years in federal prison for the firearm offense. The indictment also notifies Dugger that the United States intends to forfeit the firearms and ammunition involved in the offenses.

According to the indictment, on February 29, 2024, Dugger attempted to possess with intent to distribute N,N-Dimethylpentylone, a Schedule I controlled substance. The indictment further alleges that Dugger, knowing he had previously been convicted of a felony, possessed firearms, namely a Rock Island Armory revolver and a Palmetto State Armory rifle. As a convicted felon Dugger is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law.

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with valuable assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Noah P. Dorman.

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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