Multi-time felon from Orlando indicted for possession of firearms, drugs

A 42-year-old Orlando man with five prior felony convictions was indicted this week on firearm and drug possession charges.

On Thursday, U.S. Attorney Roger B. Handberg of the Middle District of Florida announced the return of an indictment charging Reginald Dugger with attempted possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Dugger faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison if convicted of the drug offense, and up to 15 years behind bars if convicted of the firearm offense.

In addition, the indictment states that the United States intends to forfeit the firearms and ammunition involved in these offenses.

According to the indictment, on February 29, 2024, Dugger attempted to possess “N,N-Dimethylpentylone,” a Schedule I controlled substance, with intent to distribute it.

The indictment further alleges that Dugger knowingly possessed two firearms – a Rock Island Armory revolver and a Palmetto State Armory rifle – as a convicted felon.

Since Dugger is a convicted felon, he 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. Every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

This case was investigated by the Homeland Security Investigations, with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It will be prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Noah P. Dorman.

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