Orlando felon pleads guilty to possessing loaded firearms

An Orlando man is facing up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to possessing firearms as a convicted felon.

On Thursday, May 23, U.S. Attorney Roger B. Handberg of the Middle District of Florida announced that 42-year-old Reginald Dugger, Jr. has pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was indicted in March of 2024.

According to the plea deal, on February 29, 2024, agents from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) executed a federal search warrant at Dugger’s residence.

During the search, HSI agents discovered a currency counter, drugs, and two loaded firearms – a Rock Island Armory revolver and Palmetto State Armory rifle – that were “in plain view and accessible to Dugger.”

At the time of the offense, Dugger had five prior felony convictions. As a convicted felon, he is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law.

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

A sentencing date for Dugger has not yet been scheduled. He faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison.

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