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A York City man charged earlier this year with drug and firearms offenses now faces federal charges, according to officials.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said in a news release Tuesday, June 19, that Fernandino Rodriguez-Colon was indicted on June 13 by a grand jury on drug trafficking and weapons charges.

Officials said he distributed heroin and cocaine in York County in January. The release states that he had those drugs, along with a .45 caliber pistol to traffic the drugs, in York County in February as well.

Rodriguez-Colon, a convicted felon, is not allowed to have a firearm, according to his indictment.

The York County Drug Task Force, along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, investigated the case.

Locally: Rodriguez-Colon was charged in York County in February.

The York County Drug Task Force seized heroin, cash and illegal handguns when they raided a York City residence in early February according to a news release from the York County District Attorney's Office.

The raid happened the morning of Feb. 5, in the 800 block of Wallace Street, where Roriguez-Colon lived.

York City Police and members of the task force found 20 grams of heroin, $1,300 cash and two handguns, the release states.

The raid and arrest were the culmination of a three-week investigation of Rodriguez-Colon, during which undercover task-force members bought heroin from him, according to the release.

Kyle King, spokesman for the DA's office, said Tuesday that Rodriguez-Colon's local case will remain open until his federal case is completed.

A message left for Rodriguez-Colon's federal public defender seeking comment was not immediately returned Tuesday afternoon.

 — Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.

 

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